Marketplace for Thursday, October 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, October 8, 2009

Los Angeles' art has imitated its life

John Buntin, who writes about the 20th-century relationship between organized crime and the Los Angeles Police Department in "L.A. Noir," takes Kai Ryssdal on a tour of the city's downtown and points out things that haven't changed much.
Posted In: Books

Home sellers dropping bottom lines

Prices are coming down on home sales, according to a report from the real estate company Trulia. Does this mean reality is finally sinking in for homeowners? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Housing

L.A. luring filmmakers back home

For years, foreign countries and other U.S. cities and states have offered tax breaks and other incentives to lure filmmakers away from Los Angeles. Now, the L.A. City Council wants to put forth some incentives of its own. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Investors tapped as rating agencies

Insurance regulators are looking to some of the nation's most sophisticated bond investors to act as rating agencies. Some experts think they'd probably do a better job. Jill Barshay reports.

Who should Tim Geithner be talking to?

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has logged in a lot of phone time with executives from big Wall Street banks. Who else could he be calling? Kai Ryssdal gets some insight from Anil Kashyap at the University of Chicago.

Urban farming takes root in Detroit

A collaborative movement between a Michigan farmer and a Detroit environmentalist is taking gardening to another level in the Motor City. Phillip Martin reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Med students weigh in on health reform

The final health care reform bill will have a big impact on the doctors of tomorrow. What does the next generation of medical practitioners think about the proposed new rules? Joel Rose reports in the next installment of our series, "The Cure."
Posted In: Education, Health

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Hot Pants Road
The J.B.'s
Getting Uptown To Get Down (Quantic Remix)
United 8
Green Onions
Booker T. and The MG's

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