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Apr 3, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, April 3, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, April 3, 2009

Segments From this episode

A grim outlook for the unemployed

Apr 3, 2009
Five million Americans have lost their jobs since the recession began. A deeper look into the details reveals how the economy has gotten worse. Steve Henn reports.

Loan modifications that don't help

Apr 3, 2009
A new government study reveals Americans are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments, and loan modification plans aimed at helping homeowners aren't working. Tamara Keith reports.

Rescued banks buy rivals' bad assets?

Apr 3, 2009
Bailed-out banks like Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are considering a controversial plan to buy toxic assets from rival financial institutions. Amy Scott reports.

Weekly Wrap: Signs that we're OK

Apr 3, 2009
Unemployment continues to soar, but home sales are up and the stock market has had some good days. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Clusterstock.com's John Carney and The Atlantic's Megan McArdle about whether the bottom is near.

Hoops lessons for the economy

Apr 3, 2009
The Oregon State basketball team had a dismal conference record last year, but is now playing in the College Basketball Invitational final. Ethan Lindsey reports on how the Beavers' turnaround could be a lesson for the nation's economy.

Rapper feels 'Arab Money' isn't funny

Apr 3, 2009
Iraqi expat and hip-hop artist Yassin Alsalman used to be a big fan of Busta Rhymes. That was until the rap star released a controversial song called "Arab Money." Sean Cole reports.

Tough sell for overstocked pawn shops

Apr 3, 2009
Many consumers hard up on cash turn to pawn shops for quick loans. But as fewer people come back to reclaim their items, shops are teeming with merchandise they can't sell fast enough. Zachary Barr reports.

Music from the episode

Hear My Dear Oddisee
Homesick The Vines
Fahrenheit Fair Enough Telefon Tel Aviv
I'm Gone Oddisee