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Nov 4, 2008

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Did the election help credit markets?

Nov 4, 2008
The credit markets are starting to thaw, and that means confidence is returning to the banking system. Why now? Jeremy Hobson looks into whether the election had any effect on the country's financial mood.

Paulson wants wider bailout

Nov 4, 2008
The Treasury wants to extend the bailout beyond banks, because it's a way of injecting capital into the economy quickly. But Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports that not everyone likes the idea.

Campaign was boom time for TV

Nov 4, 2008
This was one long campaign, and TV stations are just fine with that. Estimates put the amount spent on TV ads at $2.5 billion. Then there's the ratings boosts -- and not just from Tina Fey. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
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Let paid employees staff polling places

Nov 4, 2008
Commentator Carlos Concepcion says businesses that recruit employees to work at polling places with pay are being more than patriotic. Having skilled workers at the polls is vital to the democratic process.

America needs modern industries

Nov 4, 2008
In the most recent issue of Harper's, Eric Janszen, founder of iTulip.com, calls for a broad re-industrialization of the American economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about putting strength back into the country.

Financial wisdom of a Biblical kind

Nov 4, 2008
Our "What I'm Doing" series turns to Don Vandoski, a lay leader at a church in Indiana, who says faith and scripture inform his decisions during these difficult times. He's started a ministry called "Financial Peace."

Letters: Tinkerbell and a modern pirate

Nov 4, 2008
This week our listeners wrote in about auto-worker benefits, the Great Depression and the darker side of Tinkerbell. Also, abut a pirate who's no Capt. Hook. Kai Ryssdal picks out a few.

When you can't afford care you need

Nov 4, 2008
Americans who can't afford to fill prescriptions or pay for medical procedures they need are making cuts where it hurts. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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