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Oct 20, 2008

Marketplace Report for Monday, October 20, 2008


Marketplace Report for Monday, October 20, 2008

Segments From this episode

Bernanke urges consumer stimulus

Oct 20, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that the economy is badly in need of a boost and said it's time for a significant stimulus package. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale has more.

Fed will buy stake in banks of all sizes

Oct 20, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the $250 billion bank rescue plan isn't just for the big guys. It's come one, come all -- big, medium or small. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more from New York on what Paulson had to say.

Credit crisis taking new victims

Oct 20, 2008
The credit crisis is behaving as if it were a vampire searching around for fresh blood. This time it's the supposedly "recession proof" tech, entertainment and art sectors. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.
Christie's employee looks at a portrait  by British artist Francis Bacon, at Christie's auction house, in London, on October 14, 2008.
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Local banks doing better than big ones

Oct 20, 2008
Many local bank managers say they aren't seeing the level of financial disruption or the liquidity crisis plaguing the upper echelon institutions on Wall Street. Kate Archer Kent visits a local bank in Shreveport, La.

What I'm doing: Dr. Tanyech Walford

Oct 20, 2008
Family practice physician Tanyech Walford has seen her business shrink and insurance reimbursements cut back. For her, the financial crisis means closing her office and leaving L.A. Walford tells her story for our series "What I'm doing."

Obama's war chest vs. public financing

Oct 20, 2008
Barack Obama shattered campaign fundraising records again, raising $150 million in September alone. And, he did so solely with private donors. Host Tess Vigeland turns to Politico.com writer Ken Vogel for some perspective.

Food scandals go back a long way

Oct 20, 2008
Food contaminations like the China milk scare are not a new phenomenon. Marketplace host Tess Vigeland chats with author Bee Wilson, who chronicled the history of "food fraud' in her book "Swindled."

Laid-off Wall Streeters want regulations

Oct 20, 2008
New York City has lost 11,000 financial sector jobs and expects to lose many thousands more. With Wall Street hemorrhaging jobs weeks before the election, Jeremy Hobson finds out what pink-slipped want from a new administration.

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