Marketplace for Friday, April 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 30, 2010

Rap's recession leads to new biz model

Rap superstars 10 years ago were all about the bling, but a lot has changed since then. Pitchfork staff writer Tom Breihan talks with Tess Vigeland about why he says a rap recession is underway and what will drive the genre's success in the future.
Posted In: Entertainment

Money drives decisions on college

The clock is ticking for high school seniors to send in deposits to reserve their college spots. Amy Scott reports these days money is a big factor in choosing colleges, especially in this economy.
Posted In: Education

Weekly Wrap: Goldman Sachs, reform

Freelance business journalist John Carney and Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Tess Vigeland about the latest with Goldman Sachs and where we are with financial reform.
Posted In: Wall Street

Why the rise in 'strategic' defaults?

A new study finds a spike in the number of so-called "strategic" defaults. That's when someone can afford payments, but abandons a home because it's worth less than the mortgage. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Housing

German aid for Greece comes with price

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says his country's survival is at stake and needs bailout funds. Germany has been the main obstacle to the bailout, but word from Berlin is Germans are prepared to help. Stephen Beard reports.

States must decide on high-risk pools

States are on deadline to decide whether to take federal money to run a new insurance pool for people with serious medical problems or tell the feds to run it themselves. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

A U.S. crackdown on offshore drilling?

The Obama administration dispatched inspectors to the Gulf of Mexico to check safety conditions aboard deepwater rigs. And officials blasted BP, owner of the downed rig, for not doing more to contain damage. Are new federal safety rules on the industry far behind? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Oil

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