Marketplace for December 5, 2008

Episode Description 

Economic anxiety permeates workplace

With layoffs and cutbacks, some workplaces have become downright bleak. Kai Ryssdal looks at how downsizing is impacting businesses and their employees.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Clinton's debt becomes State issue

Sen. Hillary Clinton still owes $7 million in campaign debts, and there are laws that won't allow her to raise the money if she's confirmed as Secretary of State. Jeanne Cummings of Politico discusses Clinton's options with Kai Ryssdal.

Fund tries making best of bad times

Hedge funds have been blamed for fueling the financial crisis. Amy Scott paid a visit to one fund that's hoping to take the lemons this economy's offering and make lemonade.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Weekly Wrap: A few ups, lots of downs

In our Weekly Wrap, Kai Ryssdal talks with Fortune's Leigh Gallagher Portfolio.com's Felix Salmon about this week's jobs numbers, the "official" recession, the whip-sawing markets, and the automakers' continued pleas to Congress.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Oil price drop not a steadying factor

For months, companies have been suffering from the high price of oil -- airlines, carmakers, truckers, you name it. How are they doing now that crude is down 70%? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Economic lessons -- the hard way

A year into a recession and job losses are getting steeper. That's not good. Recovery hinges on people working and starting to buy again. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon looks at where we can go from here.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Job losses mount across all sectors

Today's jobless report was worse than many analysts expected. The economy lost 533,000 jobs last month, the most since 1974. And the 6.7% unemployment rate was the highest since 1993. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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Soul Dressing
Many Moods of Ben Benjamin 1
Bart Davenport
Step It Up
Asleep at Heaven's Gate

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