Oct 26, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Overpaying for bonds? Not as crazy as you'd think

Oct 26, 2010
It seems counterintuitive to pay the government for the privilege to lend to it, but investors did just that yesterday. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman explains what they were thinking.

Ford posts $1.7 billion in profits in 3Q

Oct 26, 2010
It is the sixth consecutive quarter profits for the automotive company increased. Ford also announced plans in reducing its debt.

Airlines' 'code sharing' practice examined

Oct 26, 2010
Major airlines may switch you to a regional carrier during another leg of your trip, a practice known as "code sharing." The National Transportation Safety Board is taking a closer look at these airline contracts, in light of six fatal crashes involving regional airlines.

The next generation's job market

Oct 26, 2010
Once babies learn how to walk and talk, they've got a whole slew of skills they'll have to learn to stay competitive in the future job market.

Crunching the numbers of an election

Oct 26, 2010
For pollsters, the frenzy doesn't stop after the winners are announced. Scott Rasmussen of the Rasmussen Report talks about the work pollsters do before and after Election Day.

Minn. House race the costliest in U.S.

Oct 26, 2010
GOP incumbent Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota and her Democratic challenger, Tarryl Clark, are running the costliest U.S. House race in the country. They've raised a combined $15 million. Annie Baxter reports on what all that cash can do for a candidate.

What can the gov't do about housing?

Oct 26, 2010
The Obama administration has rolled out programs to help the housing market, but without much success. When mid-term elections are finished, will something finally happen on housing? John Dimsdale reports.

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Breaking Away Ratatat
Breaking Away Ratatat
Bandages Hot Hot Heat
Bandages Hot Hot Heat
Mesmerise Chapterhouse
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