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Marketplace for Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 18, 2010

Setting up new Congress teams is like small business

The new class of Congress members are getting ready to build their teams and offices this week. About a third of them are also small business owners, which, as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, gives them a leg up in choosing the right personnel.
Posted In: Small Business

Ireland may be close to EU bailout deal

Despite earlier denying any outside help for the country's financial problems, officials from Ireland today admitted that a loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund may be on its way. Not many are happy. Stephen Beard reports.

Should gov't be blamed or praised for GM bailout?

Today was the new GM's first day back in the public market. Taxpayers now only own about a third of the company. President Obama said he sees this as a good step forward. Critics are still weary. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Auto

Improving Louisiana's schools, starting with teachers

Louisiana's universities and colleges have re-designed their teacher training curriculum in an effort to improve the education system overall.
Posted In: Education

Is there a housing bubble in China?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Rob Schmitz about whether a housing bubble -- and a housing crisis -- is possible in China.
Posted In: Housing

Banks that support communities

Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio looks at how community banks help communities and an idea on how governments can better support them.
Posted In: Banks

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Led To The Sea
Jenny Owen Youngs
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Tears For Fears
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior