Dec 1, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 1, 2010

Segments From this episode

Placing bets on clean energy

Dec 1, 2010
Some states and energy companies are taking it upon themselves to transition into clean energy. Marketplace's Scott Tong looks into the potential risks and benefits for the preemptive thinking.

REICH: Federal deficit shouldn't be the focus now

Dec 1, 2010
Marketplace commentator Robert Reich says the federal deficit should take the back seat, at least for now.

Letters: Taxing the rich, Amy Sedaris

Dec 1, 2010
Tess Vigeland reads your responses to our stories on how retailers track in-store behavior, David Frum on the rich and taxes, the rich-poor gap and Amy Sedaris and crafting.

Fed names banks that got bailed out

Dec 1, 2010
In a major reveal today, the Federal Reserve -- thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act -- released the names and numbers related to the bank bailout. David Gura reports on what comes next.

Unemployment funding necessary to economy, say economists

Dec 1, 2010
As of today, the government is no longer supplying money for unemployment benefits. Not only will this affect the millions of long-term unemployed, but the rest of the economy too, say economists. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Federal Trade Commission pushing for Do Not Track system

Dec 1, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission today released a report on online privacy -- and it wasn't good. The chairman said industry self-regulation is not working, and that a Do Not Track system is necessary in this age. Steve Henn talks the details with Tess Vigeland.

White House reverses decision on off-shore drilling

Dec 1, 2010
The White House announced that it'll ban new drilling in the mid- and southern Atlantic coast and the west coast of Florida. Marketplace's Sarah Gardener reports.

Music from the episode

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