Marketplace for Monday, October 26, 2009
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
Congressional leaders are expected to propose a plan requiring large banks, brokers and insurance companies to set aside reserves for bad times, and oblige big banks to write up something like a living will. John Dimsdale reports.
Newspaper circulation dropped 10% nationwide compared to last year, a new report says. And the pace of decline is accelerating, thanks in part to a vicious cycle of cuts. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Author Stewart Brand's "Whole Earth Catalog" offered readers a vision of returning to the land in order to live sustainably. Kai Ryssdal talks to Brand about his latest book, which tackles climate change using a somewhat different tone.
Earlier this year, a U.K. man with a metal detector discovered a hoard of gold and silver Anglo-Saxon artifacts worth millions. The scale of his find has fueled a mini boom in metal detecting. Stephen Beard reports.