Marketplace for Monday, October 26, 2009

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Plan would target firms 'too big to fail'

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.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Report: Cuts speed newspapers' decline

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.

Health reform not focusing on waste

While the U.S. health care system reportedly wastes about $700 billion a year, Congress isn't focusing on cutting out the waste in its overhaul legislation. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

'Paranormal' a big hit on a small budget

Although supposedly produced on a $15,000 budget, Paramount Studio's "Paranormal Activity" movie has become a nationwide success. Bob Moon explores what's behind the latest "Blair Witch"-style horror phenomenon.
Posted In: Entertainment

A pragmatic response to climate change

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.

Big treasure fuels metal detector rush

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.

Publishing according to Klosterman

In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.
Posted In: Books

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Phantom Broadcast (War Child)
The Go! Team
The Frigid, Frigid, Frigid Body Of Dr T.J. Eckleberg
Yume Bitsu
Just Like Heaven
Dinosaur Jr.

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