Marketplace for July 18, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for July 18, 2011

The details of the latest debt ceiling plans

There are a lot of different debt ceiling plans in progress right now in Washington, but will any get through before the Aug. 2nd deadline?

Facebook's boom brings jobs to rural Oregon

An old sawmill town in Oregon is home to a Facebook data center. It's helped the local economy, even though there are relatively few jobs at the "server farm."
Posted In: Jobs

Investors suffer as Murdoch's scandals continue

Shares in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation fell today. Many small investors may not realize how exposed they are to the company's fortunes.
Posted In: Wall Street

Extreme heat adds to U.S. economic worries

From crops in peril to higher electricity bills for cash-strapped local governments, the summer heat wave further rattles the economy.
Posted In: Economy

New nominee for consumer finance protection

Richard Cordray, former attorney general of Ohio, is the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But is any alternative to Elizabeth Warren, the interim head of the bureau, acceptable to Republicans who oppose the agency?

Mosquitoes swamp Florida

Mosquito control is an essential of life in Florida, but state and local budget cuts are weakening the campaign.
Posted In: Environment

Shoplifting explained

Rachel Shteir discusses her new book, "The Steal," why people shoplift, and how much it costs American families.
Posted In: Books

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Will My Feet Still Carry Me Home
Elf Power
1517 (Instrumental)
The Whitest Boy Alive
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Anwarrior