Nov 11, 2008

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Segments From this episode

U.S. resets terms for homeowner help

Nov 11, 2008
The government set new terms, including lower interest rates, for homeowners seeking relief from foreclosure, terms that will be adopted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.

Bailout package could soon have strings

Nov 11, 2008
The first batch of bailout money released by Congress is going fast. Soon, Treasury will have to go back for the rest. This time, though, there are likely to be strings attached. Steve Henn reports.

Crisis tones down Super Bowl ads

Nov 11, 2008
Companies that normally spend big bucks on Super Bowl ads are reconsidering the big flash productions for fear of appearing flamboyant during a time of economic trouble. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Even Dubai feels economic pain

Nov 11, 2008
Dubai's dream of having the biggest and best of everything was believed to be impervious to global economic slowdown, but Kelly McEvers reports there are signs the city is feeling economic malaise too.

Letters: Creating jobs, helping students

Nov 11, 2008
Listeners wrote in about creating jobs for out-of-work Americans, student loans and having lobbyist-connected people on Obama's team. Also, Kai Ryssdal learns how to pronounce the name of a South Dakota city.

Grieving dad invents defense robot

Nov 12, 2008
After Brian Hart's son John was killed in Iraq, he concluded there must be better ways to protect the troops. So he developed The Landshark, a robot that diffuses bombs. Monica Brady-Meyerov has more.

The illicit trade of ancient art

Nov 12, 2008
Some of the ancient treasures in museums were taken illegally from where they originated, and countries have sued to get them back. Kai Ryssdal talks with Sharon Waxman, who writes about the antiquities trade in 'Loot.'

Music from the episode

Mid Atlantic Asheru and Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard