Segments From this episode
The Dow Jones Industrial Average includes a number of companies whose stocks haven't exactly been stable -- Bank of America and General Motors to name a couple. With all that volatility, is it really an accurate representation of the overall market? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Mr. Clean is getting a second job. Procter & Gamble is planning to expand its Mr. Clean Car Wash franchise nationwide. But is it that a good idea in this recession? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Consumer spending is down, leaving stores with a lot of unsold inventory. So retailers are unloading those items to companies that specialize in liquidating merchandise, and business for inventory cleaners is booming. Joel Rose reports.
The U.S. textile industry was on the brink of collapse a few years ago when Chinese imports were flooding the market. But subsidies in the current Farm Bill have put the industry a cut above foreign competitors. Leoneda Inge reports.
Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009