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2200 miles... down!

Oct 9, 2008
Amy! I'm in St. Louis! Meet me?...

Recession is nothing new for Michigan

Oct 8, 2008
Signs of recession are everywhere in Michigan, which has been dealing with the auto industry's decline for years. New York Bureau Chief Amy Scott visited the Detroit area for our "Road to Ruin?" series and tells Kai Ryssdal what she saw.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Ypsilanti, MI

Oct 8, 2008
Speaking of wacky weather, I woke up shivering in Ann Arbor, Michigan yesterday and then ate dinner last night on a patio near Cincinnati, where a...

Nebraska family wants fiscal change

Oct 7, 2008
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland stopped and talked with Nebraskans for our "Road to Ruin?" series. She was invited to a spirited dinner-table discussion with the Landis family, which she shares with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Oh yeah... it's winter

Oct 7, 2008
Sometimes we Californians forget that there is a winter out there... and it's a-comin'. No sign for the first four hours of my commute from Denver...

Youngstown, OH

Oct 7, 2008
So remember when I worried about pulling into Detroit in my Korean import? Well, I should have worried about Lordstown, OH....

Hope comes to struggling Youngstown

Oct 6, 2008
Amy Scott visits Youngstown, Ohio, which is known to have the highest foreclosure rate in the U.S., in our continuing series, "Road to Ruin?" Amy learns GM's plans to make the new Cruze automobile nearby is giving the city some hope.
Posted In: Economy

Denver voters and the federal bailout

Oct 6, 2008
Tess Vigeland spent the weekend in Denver working on "Road to Ruin?" our series on how Americans are faring. Colorado is one of the big swing states, and she asks if the economy will affect how people vote.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

The roadtrips back in time

Oct 6, 2008
Looks like we both tripped into the past over the weekend, Amy....

Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 5, 2008
I guess you did lose the bet, Tess. You owe me a beer in St. Louis. Though looking at that map, I should really buy you one for all the extra...

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Marketplace looks at business and the economy from poets' perspectives.