Aug 25, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Segments From this episode

Reich: Eliminate payroll taxes to improve economy

Aug 25, 2010
Marketplace commentator Robert Reich thinks that reducing payroll taxes will get consumers to start spending again, which will help get the economy moving again.

Loan modifications help keep homes

Aug 25, 2010
Bill Radke talks to Mark Pearce of the State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, which released a report that said that loan modifications have helped prevent foreclosures.

Report shows world shortage of specialized labor

Aug 25, 2010
There is a worldwide deficit of skilled workers -- i.e. plumbers, electricians, carpenters. These workers provide essential services -- albeit unsexy -- but somebody's gotta do it, especially if the economy's going to recover.

The Dow's 'nice, big, pretty number,' 10,000

Aug 25, 2010
Ten thousand points seems to be the magic number of choice for many investors when it comes to the Dow Jones Industrial Index. Marketplace's Alisa Roth sees if there's any truth behind that belief.

On the lookout for cattle rustlers

Aug 25, 2010
Someone -- or some group -- is stealing cows from the Oregon backcountry, and ranchers and law enforcement are scrambling to protect their herds and catch the thieves.

Trading shares in the secondary markets

Aug 25, 2010
If you're a "wealthy, sophisticated" investor, there's a special market for you, the secondary trading markets. It's where you can trade shares of private companies who haven't made the leap to IPO, but seem promising.

Tackling wireless network congestion

Aug 25, 2010
With more people logging on through computers and smart phones, wireless providers are scrambling for solutions to relieve the congestion on their networks.

Music from the episode

Minor Swing Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Quintette du Hot Club de France
Minor Swing Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Quintette du Hot Club de France
Country Heroes Hank Williams III
Country Heroes Hank Williams III