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Nov 1, 2012

Marketplace for Thursday, November 1, 2012

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The Wealth & Poverty Desk interviews indie rock band The National about their involvement in the election, and their popular song "Bloodbuzz Ohio." Meanwhile, telecom rivals AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to share mobile networks so that New York and…

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What's your dream corporate mashup?

Nov 1, 2012
Now that AT&T and T-Mobile are teaming up, we wondered what other rivals would be better together.

The Sandy effect on election night

Nov 1, 2012
Voter turnout may be lower than expected on the East Coast, but results could stay the same.

AT&T and T-Mobile combine service in storm zone

Nov 1, 2012
But is the move by the rival phone companies more about business than helping out?

Can a city make money on art?

Nov 1, 2012
Last year's months-long Pacific Standard Time arts event brought almost two million visitors to the city and pumped $280 million into Southern California.

Sandy's water damage was predictable

Nov 1, 2012
Experts say damage to New York's subway from rising sea levels should not have come as a surprise and other cities could experience similar devastation from Sandy-like storms and hurricanes.

Hospitals take simple steps to prevent harm

Nov 1, 2012
Cutting down on preventable problems saves lives and money.

Sandy strands elderly in New York highrises

Nov 1, 2012
New York is boosting food deliveries to elderly residents stuck in powerless high-rise buildings. Nonprofits are scrambling to help too.

The National weighs in on politics, the election and Ohio

Nov 1, 2012
Reporter Krissy Clark sits down with the lead singer of The National to see how a 'non-political' band makes music in an election year.

The National, politics, and 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'

Nov 1, 2012
When Marketplace went looking for music that had something to say about this election year and the issues that affect regular Americans, The National volunteered its song, “Bloodbuzz Ohio.”

Election issues with a melody: An interview with The National

Nov 1, 2012
Indie rockers The National take a break from a recording session in upstate New York to talk politics and election issues, and perform a version of their economically inspired "Bloodbuzz Ohio"

The Wealth & Poverty Desk interviews indie rock band The National about their involvement in the election, and their popular song “Bloodbuzz Ohio.” Meanwhile, telecom rivals AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to share mobile networks so that New York and New Jersey residents can receive better cell phone service. Some experts are blaming Superstorm Sandy on climate change and say that the storm was very predictable. And Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport talks about how Sandy has disrupted their polling.

Music from the episode

No Worries Suzanne Kraft
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National