Marketplace AM for November 29, 2004

Episode Description 

Sloan Sessions - pension problems

Newsweek magazine's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan discusses the plight of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. It's $23 billion in the hole, which is bad news if you're counting on the PBGC to back your pension.

Go midwest, young man ...

Universities in California are preparing for a tidal wave of students. Baby boomer children are fueling college enrollment, but there's only so much room. At the same time, the state is cutting education spending and programs to balance its budget. The answer for some students is to leave California, and go to the Midwest instead. South Dakota Public Radio's Curt Nickisch has the story.