Marketplace for Friday, November 20, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, November 20, 2009

Small talk: Rich cow, waffles, marijuana

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Tess Vigeland, Stacey-Vanek Smith, and Ben Adair about under-the-radar business stories, including a million-dollar cow, a waffle shortage, and marijuana busts.

New asset bubbles may be growing

There's growing concern that the world's central banks are flooding financial institutions with too much cash, setting the stage for another asset-bubble burst. Do banks just need to put on the brakes? Bob Moon reports.

Bill would allow Congress to audit Fed

A House committee has approved a bill sponsored by Republican Ron Paul to expand congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

Change in cancer-screening guidelines

New recommendations have been issued for when you should get breast cancer mammograms and cervical-cancer screenings. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports some doctors believe patients need to change their mindsets.
Posted In: Health

U.S. green biz seen as risky investment

Kevin Parker, global head of asset management for Deutsche Bank, tells host Kai Ryssdal why he is currently steering investors away from American companies developing clean-energy systems and products.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Thrift stores find a place in retail space

Recession-fueled vacancies in commercial retail space have provided the perfect opportunity for thrift shops to broaden their horizons. Gigi Douban reports.
Posted In: Retail

Beckham's era in L.A. may pay off

The L.A. Galaxy will play in the Major League Soccer championship, marking the team's first appearance since David Beckham arrived in 2007. His tenure hasn't been perfect, but it could have a happy ending. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Weekly Wrap: Trouble in housing?

Fortune Magazine Leigh Gallagher, and Clusterstock.com's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about how much trouble our housing market is still in, and whether calls for Treasury Secretary Geithner's resignation are justified.
Posted In: Economy

Music from this show

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Rock & Folk
Marc Grau
Let The Music (Feat. Lmno) [Explicit]
Oddisee Lmno
Hurts So Good
Various Artists - John Mellencamp Tribute
In Your Deck
D-Tension
Criminal Conversation
James Hardway

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