Nov 12, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Band business is hard on the wallet

Nov 12, 2009
Being in a successful rock band may be great for your personal finances, but getting there can be expensive. Kai Ryssdal talks to Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie about the music business and the band's new single on the 'Twilight' soundtrack.

Vigilante China is U.S. taxpayer's hero

Nov 12, 2009
With national debt reaching doomsday figures, the U.S. sure could use a hero. And commentator Todd Buchholz says that hero may be a vigilante riding in from the Far East -- in the form of Chinese leaders concerned about their investments.

How Wal-Mart profits from Chilean debt

Nov 12, 2009
Chile's economy has become much more consumer-centric over the past few years, and Chileans are slipping into American-like personal debt patterns. Annie Murphy explores how Wal-Mart stands to benefit from Chileans' debt cycles.

Investors in apartments are squeezed

Nov 12, 2009
Before the financial crisis, real estate investors saw potential profits everywhere. Now their properties aren't worth what they sold for, and it's turning into a problem for middle- and working-class renters. Alisa Roth reports.

Online drug ads struggle with fine print

Nov 12, 2009
When it comes to online drug ads, the Food and Drug Administration hasn't quite figured out the rules on getting out the warnings. So drug companies, Internet companies and regulators are meeting in Washington. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Government looks to TARP for debt help

Nov 12, 2009
The Obama administration is looking for ways to bring down record government deficits, and it's reportedly considering TARP. Not all of the bank bailout money has been spent. John Dimsdale explains how it might work.

How the government can develop jobs

Nov 12, 2009
Next month, President Obama will host an employment summit at the White House to find new ways to get Americans back to work. Steve Henn talks to experts and explores how the administration might be able to do this successfully.

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