Marketplace for Friday, May 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 29, 2009

Social media gets the job done at work

In many workplaces, watching YouTube or browsing Facebook is a no-no. But some companies like IBM are starting to encourage employees to use social media while on the job. Devin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Science

Weekly Wrap: GM's bondholders, bonds

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and freelance finance writer Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about GM's bondholder offer and the interesting action in the bond market this week.

Next step for Kennedy health care plan

Sen. Edward Kennedy is circulating a draft of his health care reform plan. Reporter Steve Henn talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much it will cost, what people are saying about it, and what comes next for the measure.

Malawi finds economic success

Africa's reputation may bring to mind starving children or civil wars. Not political stability or economic growth. But one country is shaking off its old reputation. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Starbucks brews up rent reduction

Starbucks is trying to cut costs, negotiating with some landlords to reduce rent for its stores by as much as 25 percent. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Housing

FDIC limits weak banks' interest rates

The FDIC says it will stop weak banks from luring customers with interest rates that exceed the going market rate. As Janet Babin reports, it could save a lot of money in the long run.

Are we at the bottom yet?

Trying to figure out if we've reached the bottom seems to be every pundit's new favorite game. Kai Ryssdal reviews where we stand in the housing, manufacturing, and banking industries.

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Coffee Cold
Galt MacDermot
Cities In Dust (Single Version)
Siouxsie And The Banshees
Ceddo End Title
Manu Dibango

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