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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Tuesday, October 26, 2010