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Marketplace for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

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Marketplace for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

Finding the poetry in finance

Katy Lederer found inspiration for the poems in her latest book from an unusual source -- finance. Tess Vigeland speaks with the former hedge fund recruiter about her poetry.

Letters: Auto industry and philanthropy

Listeners respond to the auto industry news that has dominated the headlines recently and also weigh in on philanthropy trends.

New York couple has different worries

Sarah and Brian Epstein are in good financial shape. For that, they're grateful. But as Sally Herships reports, having money in this financial climate doesn't mean the Epsteins don't have worries of their own.

Legal aid funding on the decline

Lowering interest rates is supposed to help boost the economy. But it's also jeopardizing funding for legal aid groups that provide free services to the poor. Jeff Tyler reports on how this is affecting the growing number of people who seek legal aid help.
Posted In: Crime

What if the Big 3 declared bankruptcy?

Christmas came early for the Big 3 when the White House announced it would bail out the troubled automakers. But how would bankruptcy compare to the government rescue? Tess Vigeland speaks with bankruptcy expert Douglas Baird.
Posted In: Auto

Colombia wants share of Starbucks

Starbucks hasn't had it so easy lately. The coffee giant recently announced it's closing 600 stores and its stock prices are down. Now, coffee growers from Colombia are after the espresso king. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Food

Portland retailers stuck in the cold

It's been a dismal holiday season for retailers. Consumer spending is down, and the bad weather isn't helping matters. Mitchell Hartman reports on how business owners in Portland are coping with a chilly holiday shopping season.
Posted In: Retail

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Songs From the Big Chair
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