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Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC talk with Kai Ryssdal about the big news that will happen next week: midterm elections, and the Federal Reserve's next attempt to try and turn things around economically with its latest quantitative easing plan.
So the latest in the housing crisis won't necessarily make for a great horror flick, but there's a second wave of toxic assets coming. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at what will happen in "Toxic Assets, Part II."
Despite today's news that the U.S.'s gross domestic product has grown for the fifth straight quarter, the White House warns that faster growth needs to occur to get unemployment down. Marketplace senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains the factors behind it all.
Spanish language network Univision has been making big gains in 18 to 34-year-old viewers this year, due in part to steamy soap operas know, as telenovelas. Univision has also attracted a growing share of advertisers. But as Jennifer Collins reports, a telenovela debuting Monday takes that to a whole new level.
Lost in all of the TV coverage of the midterm election is this: November is a pretty important month for TV folks too because of sweeps. TV producers and writers tend to save their best stuff for this period. And that was true for commentator and co-creator of "Lost," Damon Lindelof.
We could soon see the second coming of a poster child for the mortgage mess. Miami-based BankUnited went belly up after filling up on risky adjustable rate mortgages. Then the government swooped in and sold BankUnited to a group of private equity firms. Now those investors have announced they're ready to take the bank public. Janet Babin reports.
Marketplace for Friday, October 29, 2010