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Marketplace for Friday, April 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 23, 2010

Small talk: Prison theft, Spirit, pelicans

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rafael Cohen, Rod Abid, Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Robbing a prison, Spirit's pre-reclined airplane seats, and getting rid of pelicans in Idaho.

Seattle real estate market in a long lull

The recession hit Seattle later than other cities, but the Emerald City is still trying to decide if its economy is improving or getting worse. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Housing

Weekly Wrap: A slow march to reform

Freelance business journalist John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether efforts to reform Wall Street might get somewhere after the fraud charges brought against Goldman Sachs by the SEC.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will reform bill change rating agencies?

Credit rating agencies helped along the financial crisis by evaluating investments built from shaky subprime loans and giving the go-ahead to purchase. Will the financial reform bill do anything to change their relationship with banks? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Gatorade regroups to get back in game

Gatorade's U.S. sales dropped more than 10% last year. So the sports drink company is taking on a new strategy, and you might notice it if you tune into the NBA playoffs. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Sports

Is it time for Fed to raise interest rates?

The Federal Reserve monetary policy makers are facing a tough question: Will they be encouraging more risky behavior if they hold the lending rate to banks at, effectively, zero? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Enron drama plays out on the stage

Playwright Lucy Prebble talks with Kai Ryssdal about her play, "Enron," what her thought process was as she put pen to paper, and how she personifies debt on stage.

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Skir Dhu
Flin Flon
Benzi Box
Danger Doom
Sound & Vision
The Sea And Cake
Up Broadway
Moondog