Oct 8, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, October 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, October 8, 2010

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NJ-NY tunnel cancellation not good for the long-term

Oct 8, 2010
The New Jersey governor's decision to pull funding from the New York-New Jersey commuter rail may give some temporary relief, but it also may have a negative long-term impact for both New Jersey and New York City.

Jobs numbers: 'Steady but certainly disappointing'

Oct 8, 2010
If you take a closer look at the jobs added in September to keep the unemployment rate steady, many of the jobs are low-paying, temporary jobs -- not exactly the jobs of a recovery.

Can the Fed help fix the economy?

Oct 8, 2010
The Fed may jump in and try to help speed the recovery -- some think the Fed's next move is to buy more bonds. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith takes a look at what could happen if the Fed did just that.
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Giving TV and movie props a second chance

Oct 8, 2010
It took a lot of stuff to create the world of a woman in search of herself in "Eat, Pray and Love" or the judging room of "America's Next Top Model." After wrap, many props are thrown away, but some entrepreneurs are saving props and re-selling them.

Weekly Wrap: The housing crisis

Oct 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and CNBC's John Carney about the latest on foreclosures and the housing market.

College educated more likely to marry

Oct 8, 2010
Marriage overall has declined, but a new study finds that people without college degrees are delaying marriage, whereas more of their bachelor's-holding counterparts are tying the knot, in a reversal of marriage trends.

The French do get off their derrieres

Oct 8, 2010
Professor Robert Zaretsky tells Kai Ryssdal that the French are productive -- in spite of all the strikes. It's just that Americans don't understand the French perspective on work and living.

Small Talk: Baby's e-presence, the reputation of clowns

Oct 8, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about Costco's survivalist, or ultimate lazy grocery shopper, deal; clowns defending their image; and babies on the Internet, even while in utero.

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