Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 2, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 2, 2008

Even sports takes a hit from the crisis

The economic downturn has spread to almost every industry, and sports is no exception. Host Kai Ryssdal gets details from business of sports expert Diana Nyad about the affect on sponsorships, TV ratings and more.
Posted In: Sports

Jersey City and the Wall Street blues

Many Wall Street banks and financial services moved parts of their operations across the Hudson River, earning Jersey City the name "Wall Street West." Sally Herships learns that might not be such a good thing now.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

$300 million for homeowners in trouble

Hope for Housing, is a new $300 million program to help homeowners facing foreclosure get new loans. It was part of the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mack deal. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to some who want to see more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

A grim prediction for unemployment

The credit crisis is spreading like a bad flu. It's affecting construction, automakers and retail outlets. And, as reporter Steve Henn learns, more layoffs are on the way.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Wall Street

Inflation haunts Europe too

Inflation is running about 3 percent across the euro zone, well above the European Central Bank target of 2 percent, says European Bureau Chief Stephen Beard. He tells Kai Ryssdal that the level of fear is rising, as well.
Posted In: Economy, Travel, Wall Street

Congressman: Bill prevents calamity

Republican Congressman John Campbell voted yes for the $700 billion rescue plan the first time around and tells Kai Ryssdal that he intends to do so again when it comes back to the House floor.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bailout isn't enough for housing market

Commentator Chris Mayer says the Senate bailout bill won't directly help the housing market or foreclosures. His advice: Bring down mortgage rates. And, he adds, the government has to step in.

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Trojan Box Set: Ska
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
Funk/Soul Revival: Classic Tracks & the New Breed
Various Artists
The Shepherd's Dog
Iron & Wine
Soul Dressing (US Release)
Booker T & The MG's

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