Feb 5, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

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Is the Dow a good market indicator?

Feb 5, 2009
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…

Mr. Clean goes from kitchen to car wash

Feb 5, 2009
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.

Sen. Conrad: Stimulus is mixed bag

Feb 5, 2009
North Dakota's Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad says he's not satisfied with the current proposals in the stimulus package. Bob Moon talks with the Senate Budget Committee chairman about what he thinks it's missing.

Cut mortgage rates to build economy

Feb 5, 2009
President Obama's stimulus package is full of lots of proposals to boost our economy. Commentator R. Glenn Hubbard says one cost-effective and easy way to lead us to recovery is lowering mortgage rates.

Low sales lead to a lift in liquidation

Feb 5, 2009
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.

Did China cause the U.S. recession?

Feb 5, 2009
There is a lot of blame to go around for the U.S. recession. Some people are pointing their fingers at China. Bob Moon speaks with Marketplace reporter Scott Tong about why.

Subsidies give textiles a thread of hope

Feb 5, 2009
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.

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