Marketplace for October 18, 2011

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Marketplace for October 18, 2011

Goldman Sachs in the red

The investment bank reported only its second quarterly loss since going public in 1999. One factor is the volatility of stock markets, which is affecting experienced traders like Goldman as well as small investors.
Posted In: Banks

Small biz lending fund is a bust

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner went to Capitol Hill today to defend a $30 billion program to give community banks money to lend to small business. Only $4 billion made it out the door.
Posted In: Small Business

From blog post to protest sign on Occupy Wall Street

The Atlantic magazine's Conor Friedersdorf talks about how his words from a blog post unexpectedly turned up on a sign in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
Posted In: Wall Street

Freakonomics: Tackling the problem of cheating teachers

Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt discuss why teachers cheat and how we can deal with the problem.
Posted In: Education

North Dakota, land of jobs

The secret to the state's success in a down economy.
Posted In: Jobs

Amtrak ridership hits new heights

Although mostly because the economy has hit such lows.
Posted In: Transportation

Egyptian labor organizes

In post-Mubarak Egypt, an organized labor movement is taking shape.

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Take Me With U
Prince
We're Young And Beautiful
Carrie Underwood
Take The D Train
Pete Rock
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Anwarrior