Marketplace for Monday, September 27, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Monday, September 27, 2008

'Silent raids' focus on employers, not workers

The federal government is changing how it'll crack down on illegal immigrants. Instead of dramatic raids, immigration authorities will be combing through employment records.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Government helps wholesale credit unions

Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Eric Dash about how the federal government is stepping into help wholesale credit unions, which support hundreds of credit unions around the country.
Posted In: Banks

Wal-Mart eyes Africa for expansion

The big box chain is looking to tap the African market through the South African chain Massmart.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

A new normal for the job market?

Job growth is increasing, but at much slower rate than the growth of the working-age population. The severity of the recession may change the job market for many years to come.
Posted In: Jobs

Banks back in the market for new, expensive talent

Big banks may be loosening its purse strings a bit -- Citigroup just made a multi-million-dollars-a-year hire. Is this a sign that Wall Streeters can expect pre-recessionary salaries?
Posted In: Banks

Southwest, AirTran will have to 'keep it simpler'

Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran means it can expand into new markets, but it also means that it'll have to re-think its "keep it simple" motto and structure.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Reich: America will swing back

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace commentator Robert Reich about his new book "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future."

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Son Of Neckbone
The Beastie Boys
In Your Deck
Kick Back
The Anomoanon
Spreadin' Honey
The Watts 103rd. Street Rhythm Band
21 Guns (Made Famous by Green Day)
The Chart Hit Players

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