Nov 19, 2008

Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Segments From this episode

Price drops raise deflation worries

Nov 19, 2008
Consumer prices fell 1% last month, the most on record. It's good news for consumers looking to save a little on purchases, but as Steve Henn reports, deflation means we could be heading into even worse economic times.

Deflation can lead to a scary scenario

Nov 19, 2008
Falling consumer prices might sound good for now, but deflation can turn dangerous fast. Jeremy Hobson reports.

FDA China branch to monitor food

Nov 19, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration's first office in China will make it easier for inspectors to check food for export. Scott Tong reports.

P&G ad managers team with Google

Nov 19, 2008
Procter & Gamble Co. and Google have been swapping employees since the beginning of the year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal about the unusual arrangement between the two.

Pepsi conserves water with Gatorade

Nov 19, 2008
Pepsi, maker of the sports drink Gatorade, is using new techniques to cut down on its water use and save some money in the process. Sarah Gardner has the story on the eco-friendly ideas at Gatorade plants.

Thrift stores booming in bad times

Nov 19, 2008
Sales of used goods are rising as consumers ditch expensive retail stores for more creative and cheaper ways to shop. Why not? Sarah Palin does it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on a booming shopping sector.

Congress needs to take bailout back

Nov 19, 2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has switched the bailout plan from buying troubled mortgage securities to buying preferred shares in healthy banks. Commentator Robert Reich says it's time to stop the handout.

U.S. crisis devastates Mexican towns

Nov 19, 2008
The U.S. economic crisis means it's harder for Mexican migrants to find work, and that means there's less money sent home to families. Dan Grech visits a small town in central Mexico to see how it's faring.

Music from the episode

Someone To Love Fountains Of Wayne
Breakfast Club Z-Trip