Marketplace AM for October 6, 2005
The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to cut more than half a billion dollars from the federal food stamp program. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
The Golden State on Wednesday announced plans to track parolees using satellites. Officials say the program will save the state $1 billion a year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports
Despite setbacks, Big Tobacco continues to be a major player in Washington — the only thing that's changed is its tactics. Helen Palmer reports.
Bank of America unveiled a new program Wednesday to encourage customers to save by allowing them to round up debit card purchase and place the difference in a savings account. Tess Vigeland has more.
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Host Scott Jacgow talks to Chris Farrell from Marketplace Money on employees, employers, and savings.
On commercial music radio, it seems Wolfman Jack has been replaced by just... Jack. Gideon D'Arcangelo has more.
Marketplace's Business of Sports Commentator David Carter talks to host Tess Vigeland about golf phenomenon Michelle Wie's decision to go pro — at age 16.