Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

'Greening' up homes for sale

Everything seems to be going "green" these days, and now real estate brokers are joining the trend. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner takes an inside look at the growing group of "EcoBrokers."
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Hearings on corporate shenanigans

Kai Ryssdal catches up with Congressman Henry Waxman to discuss regulation. Waxman chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has been holding hearings on corporate misbehavior.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Letters: Poverty, food fraud and oil

From the Marketplace mailbox, Kai Ryssdal pulls out some of the letters sent in by listeners. In the selection: comments on calculating the poverty line, food fraud, the financial crisis and the dropping price of oil.
Posted In: Agriculture, Economy, Food, Health, Oil

Lehman settles credit default mess

When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, sellers of its credit default swaps found themselves on the hook for billions of dollars. New York Bureau Chief Amy Scott reports on the settlement and how much is expected to change hands.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A cautionary tale from the 1790s

A speculator named William Duer borrowed like crazy in the 1790s to build a fortune. When he went bust, lenders said he was too big to fail. Sound familiar? Author David Liss recounts the story that led to the founding of the NYSE.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Q3 earnings reflect economic slowdown

Industrial giant Caterpillar is one of a number of companies with lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Higher raw-material costs and the global economic slowdown are blamed. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on earnings reports to come.
Posted In: Economy

Should rescue money fund takeovers?

Is the Fed encouraging a shakeout in the regional bank sector? Word is the government might allow mid-sized banks to buy weaker rivals with bailout money, instead of issuing loans. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Fed jumps in for money-market funds

Jittery investors pulled half a trillion dollars out of money-market funds in the past few months, tightening up another source of credit. So, it's Fed to the rescue again. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement, Wall Street

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Go For Broke
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Highly Refined Pirates
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Keep It Like a Secret

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