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Marketplace AM for October 26, 2004

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Taking over the commercial airwaves

If you live in a swing state, you might see presidential TV ads run three or four deep during commercial breaks. It doesn't leave much room for other advertising. About $1.6 billion will be spent on political ads this year. Curt Nickisch reports.

Saving the starving artist

Earning a living as an artist is a dicey proposition. A starving artist's life may sound romantic, but it's a lot less appealing when you turn 50 or 60. Most don't have pensions to provide for them in their old age. But that's starting to change. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports on an innovative pension program for artists in Los Angeles. (Photo: Getty Images)