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Sep 7, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, September 7, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, September 7, 2009

Segments From this episode

Employers use recession to cut workers

Sep 7, 2009
The recession is providing a great cover for employers who have been looking to get rid of employees. Sally Herships reports on why some workers are getting the ax under the guise of a bad economy.

It's a recession baby!

Sep 7, 2009
Recessions can wreak havoc in people's lives. But some couples have decided to take the extra time the recession has given them to focus on their family. Tamara Keith reports.

Why we love or hate our work

Sep 7, 2009
Alain De Botton, author of "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work," talks with Tess Vigeland about our modern relationship with work and how occupations help shape our identities.

Kraft vying for British candy Cadbury

Sep 7, 2009
Despite the dire financial climate, Kraft is offering to buy British candy giant Cadbury for $16 billion. How can Kraft afford it? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A merchant holds a box of Kraft Easy Mac Macaroni and Cheese Dinner.
Paula Bronstein/Staff

America's dirty work

Sep 7, 2009
Host Tess Vigeland talks to Mike Rowe, creator of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" and the Web site "Mike Rowe Works." Both are dedicated to blue-collar workers.

Fannie and Freddie one year later

Sep 7, 2009
Jeremy Hobson takes a look back at the government takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a year ago today.

Music from the episode

Boss City Wes Montgomery
How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Spinning Wheel Wade Marcus