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Mar 6, 2009

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Unemployment may be nearing bottom

Mar 6, 2009
Some 12.5 million Americans are now looking for work, as unemployment hit a 25-year high last month. Millions more are underemployed. But some experts see signs the job market may be about to turn around. John Dimsdale reports.

FDIC seeking cash for new bailout plan?

Mar 6, 2009
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is asking Congress for a $500 billion line of credit with the U.S. Treasury. This enormous new request could signal a change in strategy in the banking bailout. Steve Henn reports.

Seattle paper eyes Web-only future

Mar 6, 2009
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is looking at becoming the nation's first metro newspaper to go Web-only next week. Its journalists are facing lower salaries and benefit cuts. Could this be a model for newspapers' survival? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Job seekers take 1 step forward, 2 back

Mar 6, 2009
For some workers, the recession has brought their first reversal of fortune. But zigging in and out of jobs is becoming an all too familiar game of financial musical chairs for a lot of us. Jeff Tyler reports.

Trying to make sense of a bad week

Mar 6, 2009
Andy Brooks, chief trader at T. Rowe Price and Megan McCardle, editor for The Atlantic's Business Channel, join Bob Moon to see if they can find some meaning in another rough week on Wall Street.

One answer to bank crisis: Wal-Mart

Mar 6, 2009
What should we try next to stabilize the financial services industry? Economist and commentator Todd Buchholz suggests the answer might be letting a new player into the game.

Jobless laborers in Dubai are stuck

Mar 6, 2009
As the boom in Dubai has fizzled out, many South Asian men who have built the city are bearing the brunt of the downturn and losing their jobs. But they can't go home. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Duke Bootee
Imitosis Andrew Bird
Chinatown Jets To Brazil
Chinatown Jets To Brazil