Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010

Will politics change the foreclosure investigations?

The elections are over, but the foreclosure problems continue on. Attorneys general from every state agreed last month to look into the banks and their paperwork, but with a new political landscape, will things change? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Housing

Where's the U.S. economy headed?

The economy is growing -- but oh-so slowly. A double-dip recession is unlikely, but some economists fear that the U.S. economy will go from stuck to stagnant.
Posted In: Jobs

What U.S. could save by raising retirement age

There have been strikes all over Europe for months in protest of austerity measures governments want to put into place. Some proposals would raise the retirement age. Alisa Roth reports on what would happen if the U.S. did just that.
Posted In: Retirement

Income inequality pushes U.S. down in well-being ranking

Which are the best-off and the worst-off countries? The United Nations released its latest Human Development Index. It's a ranking of well-being across the globe and the United States is getting a demotion. As Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio reports, we are getting dinged for our economic inequality.
Posted In: Economy

Redefining Detroit

Kai Ryssdal talks to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about how he's trying to revive a city that was hit hard by the bankruptcies of the local car companies and lost more than half of its population.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

Letters: Foreclosures, 'rugged' menswear

Kai listens to your responses to Marketplace's stories on the foreclosure crisis and "rugged" menswear. He also apologizes for ruining the finale of "Project Runway."

Chic trash cans wear black bags

Apparently people do care what color their trash bags are. Kit Yarrow teaches consumer behavior at Golden Gate University and talks with Kai Ryssdal about Hefty's shift to marketing more black trash bags under the tag line, "Keeping garbage in the dark."

Trying to keep up in China's grasslands

Just because Inner Mongolia is booming from all the coal and oil in the region doesn't mean that everyone's winning. Some of the former herders in the area are adapting to new jobs, but others just aren't sure what to do.

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Even Judas Gave Jesus A Kiss
(!!! Chk Chik Chick)
(I'm 5 Senses) None Of Them Common
Joan of Arc
Blue Night
Mizz Beats
Intervales Theme
Stuntin' Like My Daddy (Radio Edit) [Clean]
Lil Wayne
Mei Hou Wang (The Monkey's Dance)
Mongolian Khagan
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