Jan 8, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009


Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Segments From this episode

Obama urges action on stimulus

Jan 8, 2009
President-elect Obama urged Congress to act swiftly to approve his massive stimulus package, warning of the consequences that could happen if nothing is done. Though the details of the plan are a little murky, John Dimsdale reports it sounds pretty…

Consumers expect to buy low

Jan 8, 2009
The 2008 holiday shopping season was one of the worst ever. Retailers offered a lot of sales, but it didn't get people to hit up the stores. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, all those markdowns have created an expectation from consumers…
A shopper carries a bag advertising a sale.
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Dell's move a big blow to Ireland

Jan 8, 2009
Dell is planning to cut 1,900 manufacturing jobs in Ireland. That move could trigger even more job losses in the local supply chain. As Stephen Beard reports, Dell's move could be a big blow to Ireland's manufacturing industry.

Home Depot ends Olympic sponsorship

Jan 8, 2009
Home Depot is ending its sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic team, bringing to close a 16-year program that allowed athletes to work part-time at the construction retailer while enjoying full-time benefits and pay. Jeremy Hobson reports.

The business of the BCS

Jan 8, 2009
The Oklahoma Sooners will face off against the Florida Gators in the final game of college football's Bowl Championship Series tonight. The BCS ranking system decides who makes the national championship, but has been controversial ever since its inception 10…

Taking Stock: Get banks smaller

Jan 8, 2009
There are a lot of reasons why our economy is in a sorry state. Among them, the way we've done business and how banks have been structured. Kai Ryssdal speaks with management expert Charles Handy about how we got in…

Less product, same price

Jan 8, 2009
Have you noticed there's less peanut butter in your jar? Some packaged goods companies have been reducing the weight of certain products and selling them for the same price. Sean Cole asks: Is it deceptive?

Music from the episode

Down The Line José González
The Bad Penny RJD2

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