Marketplace for August 10, 2011

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Marketplace for August 10, 2011

will.i.am on the importance of funding science education

The frontman of the musical group Black Eyed Peas also happens to be the director of creative innovation at Intel. And this Sunday, he hopes to shed light on a foundation teaching young people about science and innovation
Posted In: Science

Downgrade: Is it '08 all over again?

New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses how the crisis were facing now differs from the '08 financial crisis and why we have a divided economy.
Posted In: Economy

Oil price ripple effects

High prices last week, low prices this week. That volatility carries a cost
Posted In: Oil

Market gyrations cause heartache, economic pain

For traders, stock market volatility creates opportunities to profit. For the rest of us, it generates fear that hurts businesses and the economy
Posted In: Wall Street

Letters: S&P response and new 'sad music'

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the S&P's comments on the downgrade, cutting taxes for young people and your picks for Marketplace's 'sad music'

First Village Post Office debuts in Malone

The U.S. Postal Service launches the first of its money-saving village post offices in a tiny town in Washington State.

Time to focus on jobs and growth

Commentator Robert Reich says Washington's focus on debt and deficits will not cure what really ails the U.S. economy.

Music from this show

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No One's Gonna Love You
CeeLo Green
Little Man
Little Dragon
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: IV Marche au Supplice (The March To The Scaffold)
Hector Berlioz

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