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Marketplace for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008
Dec 9, 2008

Marketplace for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Illinois governor arrested for corruption

Dec 9, 2008
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on charges of fraud and bribery. He allegedly conspired to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat for kickbacks. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Fuel efficiency enters bailout debate

Dec 9, 2008
Haggling over a $15 billion government rescue of the American automobile industry continues in Washington. One of the issues still being debated is how much fuel efficiency should be imposed on carmakers. John Dimsdale reports.

Charities face slow season of giving

Dec 9, 2008
Charitable organizations depending on the generosity of others may find themselves with less handouts this year. With so many Americans struggling to make ends meet, there's less money to give. Organizations are preparing for the worst. Jaime Bedrin reports.

Personal bankruptcies seen mounting

Dec 9, 2008
It seems like every day brings news of more layoffs. Which got us wondering -- when will personal bankruptcies start catching up with the commercial ones? Alisa Roth reports.

Credit unions getting federal help too

Dec 9, 2008
Federal regulators will make billions in new loans available to help so-called "corporate" credit unions, which pool money from retail credit unions and invest it. Now those investments aren't looking so good. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Saving homes through mass appeal

Dec 9, 2008
At Mary Immaculate Parish in Pacoima, Calif., dozens of parishioners are at risk of losing their homes. Father John Lasseigne's been trying to help them by organizing them to negotiate with their banks. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Letters: Cars, health care and Santa

Dec 9, 2008
Listeners respond to the proposed bailout of the auto industry, one of our guests' comments on health care, and whether Santa Claus is real.

2008's big buzzword in giving: Micro

Dec 9, 2008
Philanthropy consultant Lucy Bernholz tells Kai Ryssdal that the trend this year in giving is taking big ideas and making them small.

Music from the episode

Sunny's Song The Benevento/Russo Duo
The Big Bamboozle Barry Adamson
Stolen Moments The Six Parts Seven
Been It The Cardigans