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Marketplace Report for Monday, October 20, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, October 20, 2008

Laid-off Wall Streeters want regulations

New York City has lost 11,000 financial sector jobs and expects to lose many thousands more. With Wall Street hemorrhaging jobs weeks before the election, Jeremy Hobson finds out what pink-slipped want from a new administration.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Food scandals go back a long way

Food contaminations like the China milk scare are not a new phenomenon. Marketplace host Tess Vigeland chats with author Bee Wilson, who chronicled the history of "food fraud' in her book "Swindled."
Posted In: Crime

Obama's war chest vs. public financing

Barack Obama shattered campaign fundraising records again, raising $150 million in September alone. And, he did so solely with private donors. Host Tess Vigeland turns to Politico.com writer Ken Vogel for some perspective.

What I'm doing: Dr. Tanyech Walford

Family practice physician Tanyech Walford has seen her business shrink and insurance reimbursements cut back. For her, the financial crisis means closing her office and leaving L.A. Walford tells her story for our series "What I'm doing."
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Local banks doing better than big ones

Many local bank managers say they aren't seeing the level of financial disruption or the liquidity crisis plaguing the upper echelon institutions on Wall Street. Kate Archer Kent visits a local bank in Shreveport, La.
Posted In: Economy

Credit crisis taking new victims

The credit crisis is behaving as if it were a vampire searching around for fresh blood. This time it's the supposedly "recession proof" tech, entertainment and art sectors. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Entertainment, Wall Street

Fed will buy stake in banks of all sizes

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the $250 billion bank rescue plan isn't just for the big guys. It's come one, come all -- big, medium or small. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more from New York on what Paulson had to say.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bernanke urges consumer stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that the economy is badly in need of a boost and said it's time for a significant stimulus package. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale has more.
Posted In: Economy

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If You're Feeling Sinister
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The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
Psapp
Ur-Klang Search
The Dylan Group
Shempi
Ratatat