Mar 3, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Segments From this episode

Bernanke: There are no 'zombie banks'

Mar 3, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says that all U.S. banks are viable and lending. But with the banking system limping along, are there really no "zombie banks" in the U.S.? John Dimsdale reports.

U.S. may start funds to buy bad assets

Mar 3, 2009
The government may partner with private investors to create new funds to buy up bad assets from the troubled banks. Steve Henn reports.

Has the market bottomed out yet?

Mar 3, 2009
Investors are looking for signs of life in the market as the Dow continues to fall. Has the market finally hit the bottom so it can rebound? Jeremy Hobson reports.

States spending too much on prisons?

Mar 3, 2009
A Pew Center report shows that one of the fastest-growing spending areas for states is criminal correction. But as states struggle with their budgets, is the price of spending on the penitentiary system worth it? Rico Gagliano reports.

Less opulence on TV next season

Mar 3, 2009
"Gossip Girl," "Privileged," and "The Hills" are some of the TV shows that glamorize wealth. But next year's TV lineup may reflect more of our economic reality. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Line between work and life is blurring

Mar 3, 2009
Americans are taking fewer vacation days and clocking in more hours just to stay employed. Kai Ryssdal talks to sociologist Dalton Conley about the fading separation between work and life.

Truckers want to super-size their rides

Mar 3, 2009
The American Trucking Association is pushing an initiative to allow bigger trucks on the road. They say it's good for the planet, but opponents argue it'll hurt independent truckers. Sadie Babits reports.

The economy sucks, but that's expected

Mar 3, 2009
It seems each day brings more bad news about the economy. But commentator Brad DeLong says this is what was expected, so you shouldn't be surprised.

Music from the episode

Driveway to Driveway Two Dollar Pistols
Too Tired to Sleep (feat. Fanny Franklin) Shawn Lee, Fanny Franklin