Oct 21, 2010

Marketplace for October 21, 2010

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Marketplace for October 21, 2010

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The musician's life in a down economy

Oct 21, 2010
In the latest in The Art of Money series, Kai Ryssdal chats with Corin Tucker, formerly of Sleater-Kinney and now fronting her own namesake band, about the musician's life in Portland -- a city facing high unemployment rates.

French fast food goes halal

Oct 21, 2010
Fast food restaurants come under scrutiny for a number of issues, like nutrition and animal rights. What they usually avoid is religion, until now. One fast food chain in France is experimenting with going all-halal -- offering food that practicing Muslims can eat -- and customers are on both sides of the fence.

U.S. should look at the French protests cautiously

Oct 21, 2010
France has become enraged by proposals to raise the retirement age, causing riots all over that have nearly brought the country to a halt. The U.S. should watch closely, says commentator Susan Lee -- if we don't cut pensions, we could go down the same road.

Macy's collaborates for limited-edition lines

Oct 21, 2010
In another trial by fire approach by retailers to try to attract more customers, Macy's has announced that it will collaborate with designers to offer limited-edition sales. Will it bring in the buyers? Janet Babin reports.

Who should sign off on the foreclosure mess?

Oct 21, 2010
The latest foreclosure mess is bringing everyone to battle. Kai Ryssdal speaks to Peter Swire, a former White House advisor on housing and foreclosures, about why he thinks someone needs to sign on the dotted line of blame.

Another recall; are car owners paying attention?

Oct 21, 2010
Toyota announced another recall today for 1.5 million of its vehicles. It's just the latest in a long list of recalls that have occurred this past year. So many, in fact, that we wonder if car owners are still paying attention to all the details. Alisa Roth reports.