Oct 25, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 25, 2010

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BOOK EXCERPT: 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb'

Oct 25, 2010
Read an excerpt from "Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece," by Noah Charney. The book untangles the mystery and saga of Jan van Eyck's The Ghent Altarpiece, the most stolen art work in history.

The pros and cons of a foreclosure moratorium

Oct 25, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute and Dr. Richard Green of the University of Southern California's Lusk Center for Real-Estate about the consequences of a foreclosure moratorium.

Big rig trucks may be subject to fuel efficiency standards

Oct 25, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation proposed today a set of fuel standards for big huge trucks and vans -- from big rigs to school buses. Marketplace's Sarah Gardener takes a look at why it took 35 years for these rules to come.

State university faculty, degree programs on chopping block

Oct 25, 2010
With federal stimulus money running out, states are facing huge budget deficits. State governments are now looking at public university systems to save money.

Making the candidate's message clear

Oct 25, 2010
As Election Day draws closer, there's a key group of people who kick into high gear: The communicators. Commentator and former communicator Nicolle Wallace gives an insider's view of the campaign communication war room.

The most wanted stolen art in history

Oct 25, 2010
"The Ghent Altarpiece" was painted over 600 years ago and may be the most significant artwork you've never heard of. Art historian Noah Charney writes about the painting and the many crimes against it in his new book and talks with Kai Ryssdal about why it's the most stolen artwork in history. Plus view a slideshow of the most wanted stolen artworks that are still missing.

Jobs of the Future: Middle class struggles with changing job market

Oct 25, 2010
The U.S. job market is undergoing long-term, permanent changes. For the middle-class that means adapting to new demands, learning new skills, and in many cases finding a new career. Catch part one in our week-long series on the Future of Jobs.

TRIVIA: What do you know about the middle class?

Oct 25, 2010
Some of us may think we're part of the "middle class" but what exactly does that mean? Find out what it takes to fall into that group and learn why other may be barely clinging to the status.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Bad Education Tilly And The Wall
1517 The Whitest Boy Alive
Already Elsewhere The Six Parts Seven