Feb 2, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

Obama wants $30B to boost small biz

Feb 2, 2010
The president proposes using bailout funds to help community banks lend more to small firms so they can start hiring again. Will it work? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Greece's debt crisis tests the euro

Feb 2, 2010
European Union officials will soon give their verdict on the perilous state of Greece's public finances. Stephen Beard reports markets around the world will be closely watching for an announcement.

Film producers fight over Oscar credit

Feb 2, 2010
The biggest moment on Oscar night is when Best Picture is announced and all the producers file onto the stage. But when the nominations were unveiled, there was something missing. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Actress Anne Hathaway and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak speak at the 82nd Academy Awards nominations announcement held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Study: 1 in 8 Americans use food banks

Feb 2, 2010
A new study by Feeding America says 37 million people receive emergency food assistance from soup kitchens each year. Jeff Tyler reports.

Test for consumer agency to come

Feb 2, 2010
Almost everything about the coming financial reforms is still up for grabs, except the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Commentator David Skeel says we need to watch out for some impediments.

Letters: Housing, cameras, ink, politics

Feb 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving housing sales, digital cameras, ink cartridges for printers, and money in politics.

Cities take a spin with bike sharing

Feb 2, 2010
Cities like Boston, Minneapolis, and Denver are introducing a new way to get around: bike share. But these programs aren't just a ride in the park. Andrea Bernstein reports.

Taking on the job of a migrant worker

Feb 2, 2010
Author Gabriel Thompson talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Working In The Shadows," and his experiences being employed in jobs on the bottom rung of the economic ladder.

Music from the episode

Hiatus The Motet
We Belong Together Mariah Carey
The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Easy - Live Lionel Richie