Nov 6, 2009

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Job losses keep going and going . . .

Nov 6, 2009
Pretty much any way you look at it, we're in the worst job market this country has seen in 26 years. The unemployment rate hit 10.2% in October, and silver linings are hard to find. Steve Henn reports.

Every penny counts in online retail wars

Nov 6, 2009
Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon are continuing their online pricing battles. The subject of this week's contest? DVDs. And the back-and-forth is down to the penny. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Would Russian bonds be worth the risk?

Nov 6, 2009
A lot of people lost their shirts 11 years ago when Russia defaulted on its debt. So some eyebrows have been raised by the Russian finance minister's talk of issuing almost $18 billion in bonds next year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Need work? Trying making your own.

Nov 6, 2009
How do you find a job in today's economy when most companies aren't hiring and few jobs are being created? Commentator Charles Handy says the thing to do is make your own work.

Oprah deciding about show on her OWN

Nov 6, 2009
Oprah Winfrey reportedly is considering moving her daytime show from broadcast channels to her new cable channel, OWN. The New York Times's Bill Carter discusses with Kai Ryssdal the risks and rewards she faces.

Tracks hope jockeys can whip up fans

Nov 6, 2009
Horse racing tracks around the nation have been fighting declining attendance for years. Now they're betting on the little guys to help them launch a comeback. Andrea Gardner reports.

Small Talk: News you haven't heard

Nov 6, 2009
Say goodbye to the headlines and the top stories. Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano find out what news items Marketplace staffers have noticed, but that you've likely not heard.

Music from the episode

Bees Bein' Strugglin' The Octopus Project
Railroad Cancellation Don Caballero