Oct 6, 2011

Marketplace for October 6, 2011

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Marketplace for October 6, 2011

Segments From this episode

The economy as seen on a bus ride down Sunset Blvd.

Oct 5, 2011
Kai Ryssdal rides a bus 26 miles through Los Angeles to see how the economy and our high unemployment rate is affecting everyday Americans.

Letters: Occupy Wall Street, Bank of America fees

Oct 6, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the Occupy Wall Street protests; end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell; and Bank of America's new debit fee.

Wall Street protests grow

Oct 6, 2011
Occupy Wall Street claims to represent 99 percent of the population. It's attracting nurses, transit workers and other union members. But what exactly does the movement want?

Mortgage rates fall below 4%

Oct 6, 2011
The average 30-year fixed mortgage has dropped to 3.94 percent. But with many borrowers unable to qualify, is anyone really getting such a cheap loan?

Apple after Steve Jobs

Oct 6, 2011
Today is the first day of the Tim Cook era. The new CEO takes charge of the myth and the business.

The cool cult of Apple

Oct 6, 2011
How a company designed its way into the national consciousness and created millions of loyal users.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple
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Oprah Winfrey's make or break moment

Oct 6, 2011
After months of troubles, the Oprah Winfrey Network starts its new season Monday with a whole lot to prove.

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