Marketplace for Friday, April 20, 2012

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
President Obama will be visiting colleges next week, and urging Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. The data indexing company Splunk went public yesterday -- big data is becoming big business. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy and the other presidential election candidates have a new ratings agency to deal with, which rates their plans to fix youth unemployment. And listeners respond to a commentary we ran earlier this week by Tucker Carlson, who calls for the defunding of public radio.

This is the oil business

Oil doesn't come from a gas pump, it comes from modern-day prospectors who depend on data ... and luck.
Posted In: Oil, oil drilling

Weekly Wrap: Is our recovery stalling, again?

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Europe and whether the U.S. economic recovery is stalling.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

French candidates face 'Young & Poor' voters

A ratings agency in France evaluates how presidential candidates plan to tackle the country's dire youth employment problem.
Posted In: France, youth

President Obama to discuss student loan rate increase

Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.
Posted In: student loan, college

Utah officially makes gold and silver legal tender

The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?
Posted In: gold, silver, currency

Letters: Should listeners pay for public radio?

Listeners respond to a commentary by Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller, which argues that listeners should pay the full tab for public radio.
Posted In: letters

Splunk makes a splash

The data-analysis company has the strongest initial public stock offering of the year. It's all about Big Data.
Posted In: Splunk, big data, IPO

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

No Room For Heroes
Coastal Cities
When I Was Young
Oy Vey
Cash On The Barrel Head
The Louvin Brothers

Browse the show calendar