Marketplace for Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's the small banks you have to watch

The congressional panel monitoring the Troubled Asset Relief Program said today that smaller banks are more likely to be hurt by troubles in the commercial real-estate market. Jeremy Hobson gives us more details from the report.

Free health care attracts droves in LA

Hundreds gathered at an old basketball arena in LA this morning to receive free medical care. Doctors from the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps were set to see 1,500 patients. They reached that limit by 5 a.m. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

Long-term jobless will still struggle

The economy lost 247,000 jobs last month, and that's a substantial improvement over earlier this year. But before we declare the recession over, commentator Justin Wolfers warns not to overlook the problem of long-term unemployment.
Posted In: Jobs

Need a job? North Dakota is calling

North Dakota has the healthiest labor market in the U.S. Thanks to a $700 million budget surplus and a big tax cut, the state has 9,000 job openings -- which it's hoping to fill with laid-off workers from the rest of the Midwest. Dan Bobkoff reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Clinton promises fiscal help for Congo

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Democratic Republic of Congo this morning. Clinton promised to send a team of U.S. experts to help the resource-rich country with fiscal management. Dan Grech reports.

GM drives Buick into a new auto era

It's time for General Motors to get back to the business of making cars, and we got to preview its newest offering: the Buick LaCrosse 2010. Kai Ryssdal talks to L.A. Times car critic Dan Neil about why GM chose to relaunch with such an old brand.
Posted In: Auto

If you wrote to us, this could be you

Kai Ryssdal gets listener feedback about our coverage of the Cash for Clunkers program, our story on DINK (Dual Income, No Kids) couples and our feature on the back-to-school plaid fad.

Fed is looking for a few good traders

The Fed is looking to hire traders to help manage its investments, including roughly half-a-trillion dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities. But they won't make the same millions as Wall Streeters. Amy Scott reports.

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Up On Crutches
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Don't Change
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