Nov 9, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, November 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, November 9, 2009

Segments From this episode

20 years after Wall's fall, Leipzig rises

Nov 9, 2009
How is the reunification of East and West Germany going 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Amy Scott visits Leipzig, one of the East's most successful cities, to explore the long-term effects of democracy and capitalism.

Art sales recovering in slow economy

Nov 9, 2009
The Fall contemporary art auctions will be going on this week at Sotheby's and Christie's in New York. Kai Ryssdal talks to art dealer Richard Polsky, who looks into how art auctions are doing in the market now and what's selling.

How Dodd's reform would change Fed

Nov 9, 2009
Senator Christopher Dodd's banking reform proposal would consolidate all federal bank regulators into one agency and strip the Fed of its bank supervisor roll. Both ideas are gaining steam with the Democrats. Steve Henn reports.

Why Comcast is really eyeing NBC

Nov 9, 2009
Comcast is rumored to be in negotiations with General Electric for a controlling stake of NBC Universal. Comcast would be especially interested in NBC's cable properties. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Market weathers more bubble fears

Nov 9, 2009
What matters in the market sometimes aren't the highs and the lows, but how much the market moves in the course of a day or a week. Kai Ryssdal explores the markets with Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial.

It's a waste to worry about the dollar

Nov 9, 2009
About the only thing that didn't do well in the markets today was the dollar, and the general perception is that's a bad thing. But commentator Paul Kedrosky says it might be time to readjust expectations.

Employers weigh in on health care bill

Nov 9, 2009
Small business advocates are complaining that the House's health care bill would impose new insurance obligations on employers while doing little to contain costs. Joel Rose explores these and other employer concerns.

Music from the episode

Hiatus The Motet
Hate It Or Love It The Game, 50 Cent
Friends Joe Satriani