Marketplace for Friday, May 7, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, May 7, 2010

Small talk: Apple site, pork test, women

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Dalasie Michaelis, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about a dating site for Apple lovers, a test for pork, and how beautiful women can raise your stress level.

What's next for U.K. after election?

After the U.K.'s general election resulted in a hung parliament, its two big parties are trying to put something together with the third-place Liberal Democrats. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Kai Ryssdal.

Mama works hard, so let her sleep!

The clock is ticking -- Have you bought your mom a Mother's Day gift? Tanya Ott has some advice: Forget the candy and flowers and give your mom some extra hours of sleep.

Weekly Wrap: Analyzing the Dow's drop

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about what happened when the Dow plunged this week, and whether the fall will help with financial reform.
Posted In: Wall Street

McDonald's to use location-based media

Location-based applications are where it's at today -- software for your smartphone that allows users to share where they are. The business opportunities have not gone unnoticed. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Food, Internet

No work for some despite jobs report

There were 290,000 jobs created in April, but the unemployment rate went up two ticks to 9.9%. That's because more people entered the labor force -- nearly a million more unemployed workers hunting for jobs that are still hard to come by. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Ripple effects of Europe's credit crunch

Investors are looking at the debt problems in Europe and the effect they're having on the credit markets there. A number of indicators point to a tightening of credit at European banks. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Who's to blame for the big Dow drop?

In the rehashing of what happened on the stock market yesterday, the fight has largely come down to computers versus people. Some are blaming so-called high-frequency trading and others take the fat-finger theory that a trader typed in too many zeroes in a sell order. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Party At Ground Zero (Album Version)
Fishbone
How Beautiful You Are
The Cure
When I'm With You (LP Version)
Sparks
Sleepwalk
The Shadows