Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010
Nov 4, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Trying to keep up in China's grasslands

Nov 4, 2010
Just because Inner Mongolia is booming from all the coal and oil in the region doesn't mean that everyone's winning. Some of the former herders in the area are adapting to new jobs, but others just aren't sure what to do.

Chic trash cans wear black bags

Nov 4, 2010
Apparently people do care what color their trash bags are. Kit Yarrow teaches consumer behavior at Golden Gate University and talks with Kai Ryssdal about Hefty's shift to marketing more black trash bags under the tag line, "Keeping garbage in the dark."

Letters: Foreclosures, 'rugged' menswear

Nov 4, 2010
Kai listens to your responses to Marketplace's stories on the foreclosure crisis and "rugged" menswear. He also apologizes for ruining the finale of "Project Runway."

Redefining Detroit

Nov 4, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about how he's trying to revive a city that was hit hard by the bankruptcies of the local car companies and lost more than half of its population.

Income inequality pushes U.S. down in well-being ranking

Nov 4, 2010
Which are the best-off and the worst-off countries? The United Nations released its latest Human Development Index. It's a ranking of well-being across the globe and the United States is getting a demotion. As Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio reports, we are getting dinged for our economic inequality.

What U.S. could save by raising retirement age

Nov 4, 2010
There have been strikes all over Europe for months in protest of austerity measures governments want to put into place. Some proposals would raise the retirement age. Alisa Roth reports on what would happen if the U.S. did just that.

Where's the U.S. economy headed?

Nov 4, 2010
The economy is growing -- but oh-so slowly. A double-dip recession is unlikely, but some economists fear that the U.S. economy will go from stuck to stagnant.

Will politics change the foreclosure investigations?

Nov 4, 2010
The elections are over, but the foreclosure problems continue on. Attorneys general from every state agreed last month to look into the banks and their paperwork, but with a new political landscape, will things change? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
A Foreclosure sign is seen in front of a home in Miami Beach, Fla.
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Marketplace for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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