Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

When you can't afford care you need

Americans who can't afford to fill prescriptions or pay for medical procedures they need are making cuts where it hurts. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Letters: Tinkerbell and a modern pirate

This week our listeners wrote in about auto-worker benefits, the Great Depression and the darker side of Tinkerbell. Also, abut a pirate who's no Capt. Hook. Kai Ryssdal picks out a few.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Retirement

Financial wisdom of a Biblical kind

Our "What I'm Doing" series turns to Don Vandoski, a lay leader at a church in Indiana, who says faith and scripture inform his decisions during these difficult times. He's started a ministry called "Financial Peace."
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

America needs modern industries

In the most recent issue of Harper's, Eric Janszen, founder of, calls for a broad re-industrialization of the American economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about putting strength back into the country.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Jobs, Oil, Science

Let paid employees staff polling places

Commentator Carlos Concepcion says businesses that recruit employees to work at polling places with pay are being more than patriotic. Having skilled workers at the polls is vital to the democratic process.
Posted In: Jobs

Campaign was boom time for TV

This was one long campaign, and TV stations are just fine with that. Estimates put the amount spent on TV ads at $2.5 billion. Then there's the ratings boosts -- and not just from Tina Fey. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Economy, Entertainment

Paulson wants wider bailout

The Treasury wants to extend the bailout beyond banks, because it's a way of injecting capital into the economy quickly. But Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports that not everyone likes the idea.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Did the election help credit markets?

The credit markets are starting to thaw, and that means confidence is returning to the banking system. Why now? Jeremy Hobson looks into whether the election had any effect on the country's financial mood.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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