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Nov 20, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, November 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: Trouble in housing?

Nov 20, 2009
Fortune Magazine Leigh Gallagher, and Clusterstock.com's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about how much trouble our housing market is still in, and whether calls for Treasury Secretary Geithner's resignation are justified.

Beckham's era in L.A. may pay off

Nov 20, 2009
The L.A. Galaxy will play in the Major League Soccer championship, marking the team's first appearance since David Beckham arrived in 2007. His tenure hasn't been perfect, but it could have a happy ending. Nancy Farghalli reports.
David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy plays in a match at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Thrift stores find a place in retail space

Nov 20, 2009
Recession-fueled vacancies in commercial retail space have provided the perfect opportunity for thrift shops to broaden their horizons. Gigi Douban reports.

U.S. green biz seen as risky investment

Nov 20, 2009
Kevin Parker, global head of asset management for Deutsche Bank, tells host Kai Ryssdal why he is currently steering investors away from American companies developing clean-energy systems and products.

Small talk: Rich cow, waffles, marijuana

Nov 20, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Tess Vigeland, Stacey-Vanek Smith, and Ben Adair about under-the-radar business stories, including a million-dollar cow, a waffle shortage, and marijuana busts.

Bill would allow Congress to audit Fed

Nov 20, 2009
A House committee has approved a bill sponsored by Republican Ron Paul to expand congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve. Steve Henn reports.

Change in cancer-screening guidelines

Nov 20, 2009
New recommendations have been issued for when you should get breast cancer mammograms and cervical-cancer screenings. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some doctors believe patients need to change their mindsets.

New asset bubbles may be growing

Nov 20, 2009
There's growing concern that the world's central banks are flooding financial institutions with too much cash, setting the stage for another asset-bubble burst. Do banks just need to put on the brakes? Bob Moon reports.

Music from the episode

In Your Deck D-Tension
Let the Music Oddisee, LMNO
Rock & Folk Marc Grau

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