Marketplace for Friday, October 9, 2009
Enough of the real news. It's time for the tidbits that didn't make the headlines, courtesy of Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and members of the Marketplace staff.
In Jess Walter's new novel, the protagonist is upside down on his house, out of a job, and a failure at starting a business. But he's got a comeback plan.
Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and John Carney from Clusterstock.com review the business and financial events of the week with Kai Ryssdal.
One of the ways to find out if the economy is bouncing back is to check how much is being shipped by trains, trucks and ships. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman did just that and reports on what he found.