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Marketplace for Monday, October 19, 2009

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TV donates some time to volunteerism

More than 100 TV shows will be airing public service announcements and weaving volunteering themes into their plots this week. It's part of an industry-wide effort to encourage volunteerism. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Charity, Entertainment

Gumshoe finds who's got sticky fingers

Nashville private eye (and reporter) Thomas H. Humphreys does some snooping to find out how the recession is affecting petty crime -- specifically shoplifting. He uncovers some surprising details.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

He plans a new way to rate investments

Jules Kroll made a fortune creating a firm that did in-depth research for huge Wall Street deals. Now he has plans to start a new kind of credit-rating agency that would help avoid the bubbles that lead to financial crises. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

High-end denim holds up to recession

You might think luxury products that people could conceivably live without would be hit hard by the recession. But that logic doesn't seem to apply to top-shelf jeans. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Retail

U.S.'s piece of Banamex in question

One of Mexico's biggest banks is owned by Citigroup, which in large part is owned by Washington. That situation has the makings of a test case for a Mexican law barring foreign governments from owning domestic banks. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

When does trading go outside the lines?

The Justice Department says it has busted the biggest-ever insider trading ring involving hedge funds. But how will it prove its case? There's a gray area between legitimate investing and illegal trading. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Is this crisis really different? No

Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Investing

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Q: Are We Not Men
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