Marketplace Report for Friday, October 4, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Friday, October 4, 2008

Aghanistan's pre-Islamic art

Ancient artifacts from Afghanistan's pre-Islamic past are the focus of a exhibit touring the U.S., but as Gregory Warner reports, many valuable artworks still in Afghanistan need protection.
Posted In: Science

20 years of helping enterprising women

Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Women's Business Ownership Act to improve chances for women entrepreneurs. Entrepeneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman reports on accomplishments so far and what lies ahead.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Bailout plan turns to foreclosures

Kai Ryssdal talks to David Leonhardt of the New York Times and Leigh Gallagher of Forbes about Congress' decision to funnel more cash to struggling homeowners and other news from a busy week.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

British economy shrinking fast

The economic situation in Britain is so bad that one restaurant sells meals for 1 pound to get customers to come back. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on dire predictions for the British economy.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Travel

IMF to help emerging economies

The International Monetary Fund is in talks with developing nations desperately in need of loans to keep their economies afloat. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, the root of their problems is us.
Posted In: Economy

OPEC cuts production as prices tumble

OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna announced a 1.5-million barrel cut in oil production to try to drive up prices on the international market. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Oil, Wall Street

Economies hammered worldwide

Recessionary fears have really gone global now. And on Wall Street, some wondered if the Dow would drop low enough to trigger "circuit breakers," which halt trading. Kai Ryssdal turns to Jeremy Hobson for perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

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