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Oct 24, 2008

Marketplace Report for Friday, October 4, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Friday, October 4, 2008

Segments From this episode

Economies hammered worldwide

Oct 24, 2008
Recessionary fears have really gone global now. And on Wall Street, some wondered if the Dow would drop low enough to trigger "circuit breakers," which halt trading. Kai Ryssdal turns to Jeremy Hobson for perspective.

OPEC cuts production as prices tumble

Oct 24, 2008
OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna announced a 1.5-million barrel cut in oil production to try to drive up prices on the international market. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.

IMF to help emerging economies

Oct 24, 2008
The International Monetary Fund is in talks with developing nations desperately in need of loans to keep their economies afloat. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, the root of their problems is us.

British economy shrinking fast

Oct 24, 2008
The economic situation in Britain is so bad that one restaurant sells meals for 1 pound to get customers to come back. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on dire predictions for the British economy.

Bailout plan turns to foreclosures

Oct 24, 2008
Kai Ryssdal talks to David Leonhardt of the New York Times and Leigh Gallagher of Forbes about Congress' decision to funnel more cash to struggling homeowners and other news from a busy week.

20 years of helping enterprising women

Oct 24, 2008
Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Women's Business Ownership Act to improve chances for women entrepreneurs. Entrepeneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman reports on accomplishments so far and what lies ahead.

Aghanistan's pre-Islamic art

Oct 24, 2008
Ancient artifacts from Afghanistan's pre-Islamic past are the focus of a exhibit touring the U.S., but as Gregory Warner reports, many valuable artworks still in Afghanistan need protection.

Music from the episode

Hamsin Bustan Abraham
3030 Deltron 3030, Dan The Automator, Del The Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala