Oct 13, 2008

Marketplace Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

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What's in the bailout package now

Oct 13, 2008
Having the government buy stakes in banks as part of the $700 billion-plus bailout program is a significant change financially and ideologically. Kai Ryssdal asks economist Robert Litan how this is going to work.

A rescue package that's 'unlimited'

Oct 13, 2008
The Fed is leading an extraordinary push to restore liquidity in the world financial markets by offering "unlimited" greenback funds in auctions. So, does that mean the sky's the limit? Bob Moon finds out.

European plan puts cash in banks

Oct 13, 2008
Call it the bailout heard round the world. After a weekend of meetings, France, England, Germany and other European countries unveiled their rescue plan: pump cash, cash and more cash directly into banks. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look.
France's President and current European Union president Nicolas Sarkozy talks with Britain's Prime minister Gordon Brown before financial crisis summit with Eurogroup heads of state and government European Commission at the Elysee Palace in Paris Oct. 12, 2008.
Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

A lesson in market volatility

Oct 13, 2008
Stocks that dropped 40% last week are now up 20%. What gives? Is it suddenly a better time to invest in everything from banks to fast food? Jeremy Hobson reports on the science of volatility.

Green voters on the coming election

Oct 13, 2008
Environmental regulations, conservation, alternative energy development -- all have come to be serious issues on the campaign trail. Mitchell Hartman investigates what "green voters" want from the next administration.

Don't forget the already poor

Oct 13, 2008
Charities are taking a blow from the economic crisis, as are emerging-nation businesses that rely on loans and profits. Commentator Edward Miguel warns of the consequences of heightened poverty.

Is there a divine hand in the Dow?

Oct 13, 2008
We've yet to spot a guy walking around with a sign that says "the end is nigh," but the chatter on Armageddon and Rapture Web sites is heating up. Sean Cole decided it was time to check in with a few "end time economists."

Music from the episode

Uninvisible Medeski, Martin & Wood
Birds Electrelane
Birds Electrelane