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Marketplace for Friday, June 12, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekly Wrap: Inflation and regulation

Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and Clusterstock.com's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether we should be concerned about inflation and how the government is missing a chance to regulate the banking industry.

Carmakers can learn from racing rivalry

Playboy Magazine editor and author A.J. Baime talks with Kai Ryssdal about the great racing rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 60s and lessons the U.S. auto industry can learn from racing's golden age.
Posted In: Books, Sports

Bad deals make U.S. bad guy in China

The 'Made in China' label has taken a beating the past few years. But, as more Chinese export deals to the U.S. go sour, there may be a new bad guy on the block. Scott Tong reports.

Who will work for the super-regulator?

Plans to create a super-regulator to spot systemic risk in the financial industry will soon be unveiled, and lots of people will be needed for the agency. Commentator Susan Lee sorts out the different candidates.

Benefits from the digital TV switch

TV stations across the country will completely switch from analog to digital, and there are some surprising benefits to the conversion. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Science

FutureGen plant revival boosts coal

The Obama administration is reviving plans to build the first commercial carbon capture plant in the U.S. Sam Eaton reports on the impact the move might have.

Meet the world's biggest asset manager

U.S. investment firm BlackRock will buy Barclays Global Investors, becoming the world's largest money manager. The combined company will control $2.7 trillion in assets. Amy Scott reports on why you may not have heard about the firm.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Choking You
Prefuse 73
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode
Autumn Sweater
Yo La Tengo
In The Cave
Antonello Paliotti