Marketplace for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Taking on the job of a migrant worker

Author Gabriel Thompson talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Working In The Shadows," and his experiences being employed in jobs on the bottom rung of the economic ladder.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Cities take a spin with bike sharing

Cities like Boston, Minneapolis, and Denver are introducing a new way to get around: bike share. But these programs aren't just a ride in the park. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Travel

Letters: Housing, cameras, ink, politics

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving housing sales, digital cameras, ink cartridges for printers, and money in politics.

Test for consumer agency to come

Almost everything about the coming financial reforms is still up for grabs, except the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Commentator David Skeel says we need to watch out for some impediments.

Study: 1 in 8 Americans use food banks

A new study by Feeding America says 37 million people receive emergency food assistance from soup kitchens each year. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

Film producers fight over Oscar credit

The biggest moment on Oscar night is when Best Picture is announced and all the producers file onto the stage. But when the nominations were unveiled, there was something missing. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Greece's debt crisis tests the euro

European Union officials will soon give their verdict on the perilous state of Greece's public finances. Stephen Beard reports markets around the world will be closely watching for an announcement.

Obama wants $30B to boost small biz

The president proposes using bailout funds to help community banks lend more to small firms so they can start hiring again. Will it work? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Investing

Music from this show

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Paper Planes
We Belong Together (Album Version)
Mariah Carey
The Outer Banks
The Album Leaf
Easy (Live)
Lionel Richie
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
McFadden & Whitehead

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