Nov 2, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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What if bankruptcy law was changed?

Nov 2, 2010
The Census Bureau reported that the home ownership rate is at its lowest level in more than a decade. The increase in foreclosures certainly has contributed to the decline. That got commentator David Skeel thinking about a foreclosure what…

Is GM ready for the auction block?

Nov 2, 2010
The Atlantic's Megan McArdle talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article she wrote that discusses the future of General Motors, how well the automaker's stock has to do for the government to get its money back, and whether GM is…

FREAKONOMICS: How powerful is that leader?

Nov 2, 2010
They have impressive titles like "prime minister" and "chief of state," but how much power do they really wield? Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics takes a look at how to measure the influence of world leaders.

Searching for rare earth minerals in 'urban mines'

Nov 2, 2010
Perhaps in the not-so-near future, companies collecting tech gadgets -- phones, laptops, hybrid car batteries -- may be big business. With China's ownership of the rare earths commodity, companies are looking for new ways to mine for the rare earth…

Fed is expected to help drop the value of the dollar, again

Nov 2, 2010
Tomorrow comes the big announcement by the Federal Reserve about how they plan to continue trying to save the U.S. economy. What's expected is for the Fed to plow more money in, meaning the value of the dollar will drop.…
Floating cash
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Gov't looking closer into air cargo security

Nov 2, 2010
With the latest news about explosive packages from Yemen being found on aircraft bound for the U.S., there have been a lot of questions about cargo security. Millions of dollars have been spent on passenger screening, but when will cargo…

Now that you've won the World Series, you can pay back some debt

Nov 2, 2010
The San Francisco Giants are bound to have a lot of opportunities coming their way now that they've won the World Series. One of those opportunities? A chance to pay back some of their long-time debt. Steve Henn reports.

Music from the episode

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So Funny Laptop
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1517 The Whitest Boy Alive