Marketplace for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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The warning that went unheeded

In the 1990s, most people didn't know the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's chairman was warning about derivatives and being ignored. Frontline's Michael Kirk reports on Brooksley Born's fight against Washington's economic establishment.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

When the Dow is up, news is down

You might think that when the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing, news coverage would increase too. But that's not what a study found from the Pew Center's Project for Excellence In Journalism.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lack of sick pay sends colds, flu to work

Half of America's private-sector workers don't get paid sick leave. So, even when they don't feel well and could infect others, many of them still show up at the office. And that's not what the doctor ordered. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

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Courts are weighing in on budget cuts

A federal judge in California has barred the state from cutting money from an in-home care program for the elderly and disabled. Other states may see their proposed budget cuts rolled back by the courts, too. Jeff Tyler reports.

Looking for a niche with the Nook

Barnes & Noble is entering the e-reader market with the Nook. What's it got that Amazon's Kindle and the others don't? Mitchell Hartman reports.

What do corporate profits mean for us?

Pfizer, Caterpillar, Wells Fargo and DuPont are among companies reporting better-than-expected profits this quarter. Analysts say there are more to come. Does good news for corporations mean a recovering economy? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Merging new music with good business

No independent music label has done more to bring a lot of bands from obscurity to the top of the college charts than Merge Records. It was started 20 by two punk rockers, Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan. They talk with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entertainment

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Same Old Drag
The Apples In Stereo
Epitaph For My Heart
The Magnetic Fields
In The Dreamlife U Need A Rubber Soul
The Clean
Summer Crowds In Europe
The Clientele

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