Nov 10, 2008

Marketplace Report for Monday, November 10, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, November 10, 2008

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Why AIG is getting more bailout money

Nov 10, 2008
The government is reworking the AIG bailout package, modifying loans already offered and preparing to spend another $40 billion to buy preferred shares. Kai Ryssdal gets details from Steve Henn.

China to embark on its own New Deal

Nov 10, 2008
China intends to use its $586 billion stimulus package on railways, airports and other infrastructure. Scott Tong reports that the money will boost investor confidence, but won't save the world.

Will Circuit City gift cards fulfill wishes?

Nov 10, 2008
When a store goes into bankruptcy, what happens to the plastic gift cards people haven't redeemed? Circuit City, for example, has asked the bankruptcy court to allow it to honor the cards, but no decision yet. Renita Jablonski reports.

The advantage of primary care doctors

Nov 10, 2008
In Pierre, S.D., where few medical specialists practice, people live longer than those living in an upscale retirement community in Florida with specialists of all kinds. Commentator Robert Martensen explains why.

Airfares dropping in time for holidays

Nov 10, 2008
Travelers, at least, are in for a happier holiday season. The price of airline tickets is dropping fast amid discount airfare wars between the major carriers. But those extra fees are likely to stay. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Travelers try to beat the rush at the airport
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What I'm doing: John Serrantino

Nov 10, 2008
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. John Serrantino owns a pizza place in New York's financial district.

Time to update Economic Theory 101

Nov 10, 2008
Some economists believe that economic models are dated and deficient, and they're looking for theories that would help make sense of the financial crisis and global economy. Janet Babin has more.

Inside corruption in poor countries

Nov 10, 2008
How can poverty remain pervasive in African, Asian and Latin American countries that have received billions in aid? Corruption, says Edward Miguel, author of "Economic Gangsters." He talks with Kai Ryssdal about it.

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