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Jan 29, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Segments From this episode

Unemployment cuts across classes

Jan 29, 2009
Nearly every industry is seeing sweeping layoffs in this recession. The job cuts aren't limited to the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder, either. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

FICO changes its score

Jan 29, 2009
Fair Isaac Corp. announced that TransUnion is the first credit bureau to offer its new FICO 08 credit score to lenders. What do these changes mean for consumers? John Dimsdale reports.

Panel pushes for more TARP regulation

Jan 29, 2009
The Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP says lack of regulation is a key cause of the financial crisis. Elizabeth Warren, the panel's chair, speaks with Kai Ryssdal about the new regulations it is urging the government to implement.

California running out of cash

Jan 29, 2009
California is $40 billion in debt, and lawmakers can't agree on how to balance the budget. If the state can't scrounge up the money to pay off looming bills, things could get a whole lot worse. Marianne Russ reports.

4 seasons not on orchestra's program

Jan 29, 2009
In winter the Cleveland Orchestra wings it to Miami, Fla. Not in search of warmer weather, but rather for revenue it can't find in its hometown's frozen economy. Dan Grech reports.

Portland realtor deals in tough market

Jan 29, 2009
Home sales continue to plunge, which must be pretty frustrating for real estate agents who depend on commissions from home sales. Mitchell Hartman spends time with one of them in Portland, Ore.

Even Dilbert gets the boot

Jan 29, 2009
Life in the cubicle for comic strip character Dilbert has been chronicled for years in newspapers worldwide. But even Dilbert isn't immune to the recession. Creator Scott Adams speaks with Kai Ryssdal about why Dilbert is joining the unemployment line.

Music from the episode

Metropolis The Church
Metropolis The Church