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Marketplace for Friday, November 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, November 5, 2010

Companies need to borrow, and spend too, to help economy

The Federal Reserve announced this week its plans to pump $600 billion more into the economy, in hopes of attracting companies to buy bonds and invest. But these companies need to do more than just invest, reports Stacey Vanek Smith.

The move toward hiring temps for permanent positions

Today's jobs report showed that hiring is rising in the private sector, and that job growth is growing moderately. Much of the hiring, though, has been for temporary positions. Will the temp-to-permanent job model work in this economy? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Weekly Wrap: The new Congress and the economy

Kai Ryssdal talks to Felix Salmon from Reuters and Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine about the effect of a divided Congress on job and economic growth.
Posted In: Jobs

Slow and fast lanes for pedestrians of Oxford Street?

In order to bring more order to Europe's busiest shopping district -- Oxford Street in London -- some are finding inspiration from the freeway.
Posted In: Retail, Transportation

Obama to visit India to discuss business relations

President Barack Obama will be visiting India during Diwali holiday festivities. India hasn't been too happy with the U.S.'s interaction with it's rival Pakistan. Will Indians feel more forgiving during the Festival of Lights?
Posted In: Jobs

Small talk: rabbits, windmills, rodents as fashion

Marketplace's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Avishay Artsy, Dalasie Michaelis and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories. This week: the lawsuit between two rabbits, the color of windmills, and rodent fur as fashion?

Creating art out of chaos in Haiti

Author Edwidge Danticat, a writer from Haiti now living in the U.S., talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Create Dangerously," what it's like to make art out of a country in chaos, and what Haitian culture means to its people and economy.
Posted In: Books

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Before Tigers (Cfcf Rmx)
Health
Port Entropy
Four Tet & Mala: Nothing To See / Don't Let Me Go 12"
Haiti
John Zorn