Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dinner and economics at the table

The next stop on our Road to Ruin is Lincoln, Nebraska, where Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland Marketplace Money had dinner and a spirited economic discussion with three generations of the Landis-McKibbin family.

On economic concerns, ask a planner

As part of our series Interested Parties, we're talking to different voters and getting their thoughts about the economy. Today we hear from Rafeeq Jaber, a certified financial planner from Illinois.
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Truckers pull weight on the election

At $4 a gallon, gas prices are a sting for truckers. So what do they feel the government should do about it? Mitchell Hartman pulled into a truck stop in Portland, Oregon to pick the brain of independent truckers.
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Fed could cash in on commercial paper

The Fed is reportedly considering pumping money into the commercial paper market to further contain the financial crisis. Jeremy Hobson explains how it would work -- and that time may be running out for the idea.

How AIG began losing billions

Later today, three former executives from AIG will testify on Capitol Hill about their company's near collapse. Steve Henn tells the story of how AIG incurred billions of dollars in losses -- and where they are now.

A struggle to agree for the Euro 15

Fifteen European finance ministers met yesterday to discuss the financial crisis and 27 will meet today in Luxembourg. But Stephen Beard reports it's unlikely the group will be able to agree on a resolution.