Marketplace for Friday, June 19, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, June 19, 2009

Greece to Britain: We want our marbles!

The New Acropolis Museum is opening in Athens, Greece. But the marble structures it wants to showcase are stuck in England. Christopher Werth reports on the controversy over the so-called "Elgin Marbles."

Small talk: Roads, soup, Christmas

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Amy Scott, Bill Radke and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Gravel roads, soup for a penny, and Boston selling its Christmas village.

'Cash For Clunkers' losers and winners

The Senate has passed a bill that'll give vouchers to car buyers who trade in their gas-guzzling clunkers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Mitchell Hartman reports on who benefits and loses from the "Cash For Clunkers" program.
Posted In: Auto

Weekly Wrap: Regulation

Freelance financial writer Heidi Moore and The Atlantic's Megan McCardle talk with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's proposed regulations and whether they will be enough to fix the financial system.

It's the summer of the smartphone

People have been lining up outside Apple Stores to get the new iPhone that just went on sale. While the iPhone is by far the leader in its class, other smartphones are ringing up big sales numbers as well. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

When to start economic 'exit strategy'

The term 'exit strategy' is being bandied about as more forecasters contemplate a better economy. But when that exit should happen is the critical question. John Dimsdale reports.

What are 'dark pools?'

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro wants to crack down on so-called "dark pools." Never heard of them? Amy Scott explains what they are.

Weighing the costs of health care

Yet another health care reform proposal is floating around Congress, but the Congressional Budget Office has made it clear that these plans won't be cheap and they may not be enough. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

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Girl In The War
Josh Ritter
combative dialogue thru thin walls
Channel In Channel Out
You Give Me Problems About My Business
The Mercury Program
Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)
The Polyphonic Spree