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Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Monday, November 9, 2009