Marketplace AM for August 8, 2006

Episode Description 

A conversation with 'Boss Hog'

Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks to Harley-Davidson CEO Jim Ziemer about his rise from shop floor to corner office.

American anxiety

Commentator Kevin Hassett argues American concern over job security is more a testament to our national character than a reflection of the economy.

Interest rate watch

The Federal Reserve's rate-setting board meets today and many analysts expect the committee will break its streak of 17-straight rate hikes. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Will BP's pipeline closure cost us?

Jeff Tyler looks at the possible economic ripple effects of BP's decision to temporarily shutter the largest oil field in the US.

Sequestering CO2

Researchers say it's possible to sequester heat-trapping carbon dioxide in ocean sediment. Sam Eaton looks at how much it might cost and why companies might do it — or not.

Wal-Mart give and take

Labor expert Harley Shaiken discusses Monday's announcement that retail giant Wal-Mart will raise the pay of one-third of its US employees, but cap wages for jobs as well.

Bono makes another capitalistic move

Rock star Bono is being criticized for shifting some of U2's assets out of Ireland to avoid a new tax hike there. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Cyber crime on the rise

A new report from Consumer Reports finds one in three computer users have fallen victim to cyber crime. And the cyber criminals are getting more of people's money. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science


Two of the nation's biggest institutional pharmacy suppliers are merging, and the move could be good for consumers. Helen Palmer looks at the implications of the merger.
Posted In: Health

AOL's big mistake

The company only meant to release information to researchers, but the search records of more than 650,000 AOL customers wound up on a public Web site. Janet Babin looks at the ramifications.
Posted In: Science