Marketplace Report for Thursday, November 6, 2008

Episode Description 

New frugality shows up in retail figures

Retail sales for October hit their weakest levels in more than three decades, with luxury stores taking the biggest hit. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports that there's a psychological shift underway that may reshape the retail landscape.
Posted In: Economy

Sprint puts NFL games on cell phones

If you are a Sprint customer, you can now see NFL football games on your cell phone. It is part of the wireless company's exclusive $500 million partnership with the league. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet, Science, Sports

Margin calls rock the market

The volatility in the market in the last few months can't all be blamed on what's happening to the economy. Also to blame: margin calls. As part of our "Marketplace Decoder" series, Bill Radke explains what those are.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Financial fallout in a Baltimore ER

Kai Ryssdal is in Baltimore where he spent an afternoon in the emergency room of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He found a snapshot of the local economy there.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Where will Obama draw lobbyist line?

Bashing lobbyists on the campaign trail invariably got the crowd roaring for Barack Obama. That puts him in a post-election quandary, though. Some of the best resumes he's getting are from lobbyists. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

The decline of a once-popular security

Asset-backed securities have lost the appeal that sparked a $500 billion buying frenzy a year ago. Last month, only one $500 million deal closed. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why this hurts the economy.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Car makers put on push for more loans

Chief executives from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are on Capitol Hill desperately seeking federal loans. What would happen if lawmakers said no? Jeff Tyler reports on the issues facing the companies as they fight for their lives.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Artificial intelligence getting very real

What if computers became smarter than us? Yes, we know, you already saw that movie. But what if? Kai Ryssdal poses the question to Richard Dooling, author of "Rapture for the Geeks: When AI Outsmarts IQ"
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

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