Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Even Dilbert gets the boot

Life in the cubicle for comic strip character Dilbert has been chronicled for years in newspapers worldwide. But even Dilbert isn't immune to the recession. Creator Scott Adams speaks with Kai Ryssdal about why Dilbert is joining the unemployment line.
Posted In: Jobs

Portland realtor deals in tough market

Home sales continue to plunge, which must be pretty frustrating for real estate agents who depend on commissions from home sales. Mitchell Hartman spends time with one of them in Portland, Ore.
Posted In: Housing

4 seasons not on orchestra's program

In winter the Cleveland Orchestra wings it to Miami, Fla. Not in search of warmer weather, but rather for revenue it can't find in its hometown's frozen economy. Dan Grech reports.

California running out of cash

California is $40 billion in debt, and lawmakers can't agree on how to balance the budget. If the state can't scrounge up the money to pay off looming bills, things could get a whole lot worse. Marianne Russ reports.

Panel pushes for more TARP regulation

The Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP says lack of regulation is a key cause of the financial crisis. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, speaks with Kai Ryssdal about the new regulations it is urging the government to implement.

FICO changes its score

Fair Isaac Corp. announced that TransUnion is the first credit bureau to offer its new FICO 08 credit score to lenders. What do these changes mean for consumers? John Dimsdale reports.

Unemployment cuts across classes

Nearly every industry is seeing sweeping layoffs in this recession. The job cuts aren't limited to the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder, either. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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Feel The Pain [2007 Remastered LP Version]
Dinosaur Jr.
Metropolis
The Church
E.Z. L.A.
Folk Implosion

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