Marketplace for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 25, 2010

TRIVIA: What do you know about the middle class?

Some of us may think we're part of the "middle class" but what exactly does that mean? Find out what it takes to fall into that group and learn why other may be barely clinging to the status.
Posted In: Jobs

Jobs of the Future: Middle class struggles with changing job market

The U.S. job market is undergoing long-term, permanent changes. For the middle-class that means adapting to new demands, learning new skills, and in many cases finding a new career. Catch part one in our week-long series on the Future of Jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

The most wanted stolen art in history

"The Ghent Altarpiece" was painted over 600 years ago and may be the most significant artwork you've never heard of. Art historian Noah Charney writes about the painting and the many crimes against it in his new book and talks with Kai Ryssdal about why it's the most stolen artwork in history. Plus view a slideshow of the most wanted stolen artworks that are still missing.
Posted In: Books

Making the candidate's message clear

As Election Day draws closer, there's a key group of people who kick into high gear: The communicators. Commentator and former communicator Nicolle Wallace gives an insider's view of the campaign communication war room.

State university faculty, degree programs on chopping block

With federal stimulus money running out, states are facing huge budget deficits. State governments are now looking at public university systems to save money.
Posted In: Education

Big rig trucks may be subject to fuel efficiency standards

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation proposed today a set of fuel standards for big huge trucks and vans -- from big rigs to school buses. Marketplace's Sarah Gardener takes a look at why it took 35 years for these rules to come.
Posted In: Auto, Oil

The pros and cons of a foreclosure moratorium

Kai Ryssdal talks to Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute and Dr. Richard Green of the University of Southern California's Lusk Center for Real-Estate about the consequences of a foreclosure moratorium.
Posted In: Housing

BOOK EXCERPT: 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb'

Read an excerpt from "Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece," by Noah Charney. The book untangles the mystery and saga of Jan van Eyck's The Ghent Altarpiece, the most stolen art work in history.

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1517
The Whitest Boy Alive
Spilt Milk (Clean)
Dujeous
Charlane's Allure
Tom Duda
Bad Education
Tilly And The Wall
Already Elsewhere
The Six Parts Seven