Marketplace for Friday, November 6, 2009

Episode Description 

Small Talk: News you haven't heard

Say goodbye to the headlines and the top stories. Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano find out what news items Marketplace staffers have noticed, but that you've likely not heard.

Tracks hope jockeys can whip up fans

Horse racing tracks around the nation have been fighting declining attendance for years. Now they're betting on the little guys to help them launch a comeback. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Sports

Oprah deciding about show on her OWN

Oprah Winfrey reportedly is considering moving her daytime show from broadcast channels to her new cable channel, OWN. The New York Times's Bill Carter discusses with Kai Ryssdal the risks and rewards she faces.
Posted In: Entertainment

Need work? Trying making your own.

How do you find a job in today's economy when most companies aren't hiring and few jobs are being created? Commentator Charles Handy says the thing to do is make your own work.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Would Russian bonds be worth the risk?

A lot of people lost their shirts 11 years ago when Russia defaulted on its debt. So some eyebrows have been raised by the Russian finance minister's talk of issuing almost $18 billion in bonds next year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing, Russia

Every penny counts in online retail wars

Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon are continuing their online pricing battles. The subject of this week's contest? DVDs. And the back-and-forth is down to the penny. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Job losses keep going and going . . .

Pretty much any way you look at it, we're in the worst job market this country has seen in 26 years. The unemployment rate hit 10.2% in October, and silver linings are hard to find. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Music from this show

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Close My Eyes (Album Version)
Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)
The Polyphonic Spree
Railroad Cancellation
Don Caballero
Bees Bein' Strugglin'
The Octopus Project

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