Dec 12, 2008

Marketplace for Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Deconstructing your consumption

Dec 12, 2008
With the holidays upon us and the financial crisis hurting our pocketbooks, commentator Rob Walker tells us why it's a good time to look at our spending habits.

Taking Stock: Keeping the faith

Dec 12, 2008
In these tough economic times, your faith may be the only thing pulling you through. Kai Ryssdal talks with Rev. Mark Bozzuti-Jones, who preaches from the pulpit at Trinity Church on Wall Street.

Gas prices down, confidence up?

Dec 12, 2008
Gas prices are down and the mood of consumers is surprisingly up. Is cheap gas the cause for rising consumer confidence? Sally Herships reports.

Pension, retirement-fund rules eased

Dec 12, 2008
Congress has given corporations and retirees a break by letting businesses delay payments to pension plans and relaxing rules on mandatory withdrawals from IRAs and 401k's for people over 70. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Madoff pulls a Ponzi

Dec 12, 2008
Broker Bernard Madoff has been arrested on charges that he ran a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, using money from old investors to pay off new ones. He may have even outdone Ponzi himself. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Where the automakers go from here...

Dec 12, 2008
The Treasury Department may dip into the $700-billion bailout fund to rescue the ailing auto industry. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about what's next for the automakers.

Can we see the bottom from here?

Dec 12, 2008
With the big exceptions of the auto industry and Bernard Madoff, things weren't so bad this week on Wall Street. Trader Andy Brooks and Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher tell Kai Ryssdal they see a few positive signs in this week's…

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