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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Raise a toast to the craft beer

Kai Ryssdal goes into a bar to find out about the growing world of craft beers with Brian Yaeger, author of "Red, White and Brew."
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Credit card arbitraton rules challenged

Beware the fine print of credit cards. It might say you have to take your complaint to an arbitrator instead of joining class-action lawsuits. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Don't force green cars on automakers

While automakers were on Capitol Hill begging for financial relief, a key supporter in the House lost his clout. Commentator David Frum says the new leadership should avoid micro-managing the industry.
Posted In: Auto

Has Detroit's auto show lost its glow?

There's going to be a little less new car smell at Detroit's big auto show in January. Nissan's not coming. Kai Ryssdal asks Bloomberg's Doron Levin about the state of the auto exhibition.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Some good news in the housing market

The Fed's plan to put $600 billion in mortgage-related debt is good news for the housing market, but will it boost the economy? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Belt tightening with actual belts

Belt tightening, belt tightening, belt tightening. With all the talk about belt tightening as a way to save money, Sean Cole wondered what effect the economy is having on real belts, like leather ones.
Posted In: Economy

Food stamp use could reach record high

The Agriculture Department is expected to report that as many as 30 million Americans are getting food stamps -- that's 30 million and rising. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Food

Volcker to head economic rescue team

President-elect Barack Obama has created an Economic Advisory Board to be led by former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

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Laidback
Various artists
China Gate
Cul De Sac
Jericho
The Band
Shifting Gears [Explicit]
Z-Trip