Marketplace for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Now that you've won the World Series, you can pay back some debt

The San Francisco Giants are bound to have a lot of opportunities coming their way now that they've won the World Series. One of those opportunities? A chance to pay back some of their long-time debt. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Sports

Gov't looking closer into air cargo security

With the latest news about explosive packages from Yemen being found on aircraft bound for the U.S., there have been a lot of questions about cargo security. Millions of dollars have been spent on passenger screening, but when will cargo screening catch up? David Gura reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Transportation

Fed is expected to help drop the value of the dollar, again

Tomorrow comes the big announcement by the Federal Reserve about how they plan to continue trying to save the U.S. economy. What's expected is for the Fed to plow more money in, meaning the value of the dollar will drop. Is this a good thing? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Searching for rare earth minerals in 'urban mines'

Perhaps in the not-so-near future, companies collecting tech gadgets -- phones, laptops, hybrid car batteries -- may be big business. With China's ownership of the rare earths commodity, companies are looking for new ways to mine for the rare earth -- starting with your junk drawer.
Posted In: Auto

FREAKONOMICS: How powerful is that leader?

They have impressive titles like "prime minister" and "chief of state," but how much power do they really wield? Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics takes a look at how to measure the influence of world leaders.

Is GM ready for the auction block?

The Atlantic's Megan McArdle talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article she wrote that discusses the future of General Motors, how well the automaker's stock has to do for the government to get its money back, and whether GM is pushing going public too quickly.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

What if bankruptcy law was changed?

The Census Bureau reported that the home ownership rate is at its lowest level in more than a decade. The increase in foreclosures certainly has contributed to the decline. That got commentator David Skeel thinking about a foreclosure what if.
Posted In: Housing

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