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Nov 26, 2008

Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Volcker to head economic rescue team

Nov 26, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has created an Economic Advisory Board to be led by former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.

Food stamp use could reach record high

Nov 26, 2008
The Agriculture Department is expected to report that as many as 30 million Americans are getting food stamps -- that's 30 million and rising. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Belt tightening with actual belts

Nov 26, 2008
Belt tightening, belt tightening, belt tightening. With all the talk about belt tightening as a way to save money, Sean Cole wondered what effect the economy is having on real belts, like leather ones.

Some good news in the housing market

Nov 26, 2008
The Fed's plan to put $600 billion in mortgage-related debt is good news for the housing market, but will it boost the economy? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Has Detroit's auto show lost its glow?

Nov 26, 2008
There's going to be a little less new car smell at Detroit's big auto show in January. Nissan's not coming. Kai Ryssdal asks Bloomberg's Doron Levin about the state of the auto exhibition.

Don't force green cars on automakers

Nov 26, 2008
While automakers were on Capitol Hill begging for financial relief, a key supporter in the House lost his clout. Commentator David Frum says the new leadership should avoid micro-managing the industry.

Credit card arbitraton rules challenged

Nov 26, 2008
Beware the fine print of credit cards. It might say you have to take your complaint to an arbitrator instead of joining class-action lawsuits. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Raise a toast to the craft beer

Nov 26, 2008
Kai Ryssdal goes into a bar to find out about the growing world of craft beers with Brian Yaeger, author of "Red, White and Brew."

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