Marketplace for Friday, August 14, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, August 14, 2009

Dreamliner faces manufacturing woes

Boeing's new Dreamliner is facing another setback -- a problem with the plane's high-tech skin. Joel Rose reports on Boeing's manufacturing challenges as it switches from aluminum to composite materials.
Posted In: Airlines

B of A does away with arbitration rule

Bank of America is ending a rule that consumer disputes be settled through the arbitration process. Jeremy Hobson reports the bank's move is likely just the beginning.

Who will pay for new federal oversight?

The Obama administration is grappling with figuring out who will fund the costs for new regulation of the financial system. Steve Henn reports even bankers can't seem to agree.

An influx of 40-year anniversaries

August commemorates the 40-year anniversary of Woodstock, and a lot of other things happened in 1969 too. Rico Gagliano explores the surprising number of 40th anniversaries we're experiencing lately.
Posted In: Entertainment

Weekly Wrap: The Fed's new role

Freelance journalist Heidi Moore and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about when the Federal Reserve can start raising interest rates again, and its political role in this economic climate.
Posted In: Wall Street

Online competitors move in on shippers

Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.
Posted In: Internet

District 9 creates augmented reality

To get people excited for the release of the alien thriller film District 9, Sony teamed up with marketing firm Trigger to create an augmented reality. Kai Ryssdal finds out what that means from entertainment journalist Claude Brodesser-Akner.
Posted In: Entertainment

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