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Marketplace for October 18, 2011

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Marketplace for October 18, 2011

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Amtrak ridership hits new heights

by Adriene Hill Oct 18, 2011
Although mostly because the economy has hit such lows.

Egyptian labor organizes

by Julia Simon Oct 18, 2011
In post-Mubarak Egypt, an organized labor movement is taking shape.
Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics: Tackling the problem of cheating teachers

by Stephen Dubner Oct 18, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt discuss why teachers cheat and how we can deal with the problem.

North Dakota, land of jobs

by Stacey Vanek Smith Oct 18, 2011
The secret to the state's success in a down economy.
Occupy Wall St.

From blog post to protest sign on Occupy Wall Street

by Marketplace Staff Oct 18, 2011
The Atlantic magazine's Conor Friedersdorf talks about how his words from a blog post unexpectedly turned up on a sign in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Small biz lending fund is a bust

by John Dimsdale Oct 18, 2011
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner went to Capitol Hill today to defend a $30 billion program to give community banks money to lend to small business. Only $4 billion made it out the door.

Goldman Sachs in the red

by Heidi Moore Oct 18, 2011
The investment bank reported only its second quarterly loss since going public in 1999. One factor is the volatility of stock markets, which is affecting experienced traders like Goldman as well as small investors.

Music from the episode

Take The D Train Pete Rock
We're Young and Beautiful Carrie Underwood
Take Me with U Prince

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