Marketplace for Friday, June 26, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, June 26, 2009

Should we be worried about inflation?

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is warning that inflation could threaten economic recovery. And he's not the only one raising that concern. Amy Scott reports on how worried we should be.

Play dates aren't only for children

It used to be that games like Uno or checkers were for the very young or the very old. But loneliness and a bad economy have created an opportunity for one company. Gigi Douban reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

New help for students with loan debt

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about a new program aimed to help college graduates having a tough time paying off loans, changes to student loan interest rates, and the streamlining of FAFSA.
Posted In: Education

Why GE, GM are building in Michigan

General Electric plans to build a new research and development center in Michigan, and GM will make its Chevy Spark in the Great Lakes State. Mitchell Hartman reports why the companies are choosing to invest in and around the Motor City.
Posted In: Science

Weekly Wrap: Federal Reserve's moves

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Fortune's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether the Federal Reserve should be the uber-regulator for the financial system, and whether Chairman Ben Bernanke will keep his job.

Iraqi oil contracts have barrels of risk

Iraq will soon begin auctioning off new contracts for its old fields. The country has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. But there are risks. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Oil

AEG, O2 in limbo after Jackson's death

Michael Jackson's death may lead to huge losses for AEG Live, which was organizing the icon's comeback concerts, and O2, the venue for the shows. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

How to get money flowing again

Americans have socked away money at its highest rate in more than 15 years. But if consumers are saving more, and banks are being stingy too, how do we get money flowing through the economy? Bob Moon reports.

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Skunk Walk
Michna
Lake Michigan (Radio Edit)
Rogue Wave
The Daydream
Tycho
Bop Scotch
Stereolab