Oct 16, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, October 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, October 16, 2009

Segments From this episode

Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Oct 16, 2009
The RZA talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money.

Why 'smart guys' headed to Wall Street

Oct 16, 2009
At one point, those who worked at Wall Street weren't considered top-tier class. But according to author Calvin Trillin's latest column in the New York Times, the high cash lured in smarter people. Kai Ryssdal talks to Trillin about what…

House could make Fed open books

Oct 16, 2009
When the Fed bought trillions of dollars worth of assets and debt from struggling banks, it never divulged where the money went. Next week, the House Financial Services Committee will vote on whether to change that. John Dimsdale reports.

Is government letting dollar weaken?

Oct 16, 2009
Obama administration officials are talking about the importance of a strong greenback. But people in the currency markets say it's pretty obvious the White House is saying one thing while doing another. Bob Moon reports.

Weekly Wrap: Numbers besides 10,000

Oct 16, 2009
There were some meaningful numbers in the news this week beyond the Dow's 10,000 mark. Kai Ryssdal looks into Wall Street profits and losses with Felix Salmon from Reuters and business writer Heidi Moore.

B of A problems could be a lot worse

Oct 16, 2009
Although much attention has been given to the CEO of Bank of America having his salary and bonus revoked, the real news is the bank's billions of dollars in losses. Yet, while the situation looks bleak, it could be a…

Music from the episode

Smiley - Instrumental Asheru and Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Duke Bootee