Marketplace Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

Is there a divine hand in the Dow?

We've yet to spot a guy walking around with a sign that says "the end is nigh," but the chatter on Armageddon and Rapture Web sites is heating up. Sean Cole decided it was time to check in with a few "end time economists."
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Don't forget the already poor

Charities are taking a blow from the economic crisis, as are emerging-nation businesses that rely on loans and profits. Commentator Edward Miguel warns of the consequences of heightened poverty.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

Green voters on the coming election

Environmental regulations, conservation, alternative energy development -- all have come to be serious issues on the campaign trail. Mitchell Hartman investigates what "green voters" want from the next administration.
Posted In: Economy

A lesson in market volatility

Stocks that dropped 40% last week are now up 20%. What gives? Is it suddenly a better time to invest in everything from banks to fast food? Jeremy Hobson reports on the science of volatility.
Posted In: Economy, Health

European plan puts cash in banks

Call it the bailout heard round the world. After a weekend of meetings, France, England, Germany and other European countries unveiled their rescue plan: pump cash, cash and more cash directly into banks. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look.
Posted In: Economy

A rescue package that's 'unlimited'

The Fed is leading an extraordinary push to restore liquidity in the world financial markets by offering "unlimited" greenback funds in auctions. So, does that mean the sky's the limit? Bob Moon finds out.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

What's in the bailout package now

Having the government buy stakes in banks as part of the $700 billion-plus bailout program is a significant change financially and ideologically. Kai Ryssdal asks economist Robert Litan how this is going to work.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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Dystopia
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Ulrich Schnauss
The Power Out
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Uninvisible
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