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Marketplace for Monday, October 15, 2007
Oct 15, 2007

Marketplace for Monday, October 15, 2007

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Fishing trips put Washington on the hook

Oct 15, 2007
Over the past 20 years Alaskan oil entrepreneur Bill Allen and people who work for him gave more than $1 million to candidates running for Congress. But his connections gave him another way to gain influence in Washington -- fishing. Steve Henn reports.

A rainy-day fund for liquidity squeeze?

Oct 15, 2007
The nation's biggest banks have been chatting amongst themselves about how to make sure the liquidity squeeze doesn't get worse. They've decided it's time to put up or shut up -- and Treasury is involved. Jill Barshay explains.

Nobel winners are right on the market

Oct 15, 2007
The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics announced today goes to three American economists whose work fits right in with what's been happening in the markets. John Dimsdale reports.

Doctors let drug maker in on their talks

Oct 15, 2007
Various groups have created their own special networking sites online. One that's popular with thousands of physicians is called Sermo. Today the site decided to let the drug maker Pfizer in on the conversation. And that's causing some indigestion. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Screen grab from Sermo.com

China's economy speaks for itself

Oct 15, 2007
In Beijing the Communist Party Congress has begun. Delegates heard a two-and-a-half hour opening speech from President Hu Jintao, in which he talked lots of politics, but not much economics. Marketplace's Scott Tong talked with Kai Ryssdal from Shanghai to right that wrong.

Halloween's getting too tricked out

Oct 15, 2007
The National Retail Federation estimates that we'll spend more than $5 billion this year on candy, costumes, decorations, and other assorted paraphernalia for Halloween. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says she finds the whole experience ghoulish.

Music from the episode

Wishbone Her Space Holiday
Science Vs. Romance Rilo Kiley
Things I've Seen The Spooks, Jay Kulkalski