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Marketplace Report for Monday, November 10, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, November 10, 2008

Inside corruption in poor countries

How can poverty remain pervasive in African, Asian and Latin American countries that have received billions in aid? Corruption, says Edward Miguel, author of "Economic Gangsters." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about it.
Posted In: Crime

Time to update Economic Theory 101

Some economists believe that economic models are dated and deficient, and they're looking for theories that would help make sense of the financial crisis and global economy. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What I'm doing: John Serrantino

Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. John Serrantino owns a pizza place in New York's financial district.
Posted In: Jobs

Airfares dropping in time for holidays

Travelers, at least, are in for a happier holiday season. The price of airline tickets is dropping fast amid discount airfare wars between the major carriers. But those extra fees are likely to stay. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

The advantage of primary care doctors

In Pierre, S.D., where few medical specialists practice, people live longer than those living in an upscale retirement community in Florida with specialists of all kinds. Commentator Robert Martensen explains why.
Posted In: Economy

Will Circuit City gift cards fulfill wishes?

When a store goes into bankruptcy, what happens to the plastic gift cards people haven't redeemed? Circuit City, for example, has asked the bankruptcy court to allow it to honor the cards, but no decision yet. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

China to embark on its own New Deal

China intends to use its $586 billion stimulus package on railways, airports and other infrastructure. Scott Tong reports that the money will boost investor confidence, but won't save the world.
Posted In: Economy

Why AIG is getting more bailout money

The government is reworking the AIG bailout package, modifying loans already offered and preparing to spend another $40 billion to buy preferred shares. Kai Ryssdal gets details from Steve Henn.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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The Power Out
Electrelane
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland - A Retrospective
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Mobius Beard
Copy
One Bedroom
The Sea And Cake
Mutiny Sunshine
Talkdemonic