Marketplace for Friday, July 11, 2008

Episode Description 

Hot Jobs: Surf instructor

For the third installment in our "Hot Jobs" series, we hang ten with surf instructor Michael Sisiam.
Posted In: Jobs

Facebook open to a world of apps

Social networking websites are opening their systems up to outside developers' applications. The results range from fun diversions to serious business tools. Ankitha Bharadwaj reports.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Splitting the check increases the pain

Dividing up the dinner bill may be good manners, but according to commentator Dan Ariely, having one person pick up the tab is good behavioral economics.

FCC considers Comcast's net blocking

The head of the FCC is calling for a sanction of Internet provider Comcast for restricting users from sharing materials such as movies and music. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

EPA stalls on emission controls

The Supreme Court has told the Environmental Protection Agency it has the authority to impose regulations on emissions with the Clean Air Act. But, under White House pressure, the agency announced a different plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The fallout from Fannie and Freddie

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have their hands in 70% of all the mortgages in this country. What do their troubles mean for mortgage holders? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

What's the plan for Fannie and Freddie?

Rumors and conflicting reports are flying about what the government may do to prop up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Marketplace's Bob Moon explains the mixed signals that have investors worried about another crisis in the mortgage meltdown.
Posted In: Housing

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