Marketplace for June 15, 2011

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Marketplace for June 15, 2011

House Republicans tackle the budget

The House is moving forward on passing spending bills to meet the fiscal year deadline of Oct. 1. Whether its political will is all for naught, though, is yet to be seen.

Inflation is on the rise, but many experts aren't worried

The Consumer Price Index can be confusing. Will the latest numbers add up to healthy economic growth, or something as serious as stagflation?
Posted In: Economy

Letters: NACA, supermarkets and childhood development

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: when Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America couldn't help a homeowner, why supermarkets aren't evil and the influence of adoptive parents.

Pandora pops on stock market debut

Pandora, the Internet music service, went public to an enthusiastic reception. Did its investment bankers get the share price right?
Posted In: Wall Street

In China, inflation causes discontent

Rising food and gas prices in China are making millions of Chinese unhappy. The government is taking steps to prevent further unrest.
Posted In: China

Violent protests in Greece as cuts bite

Protestors hit the streets in several Greek cities to protest government spending cuts, but Greece's dire financial situation requires the austerity measures.

Are U.S. drug users to blame for Mexican border violence?

Twenty-two million Americans use illegal drugs, and the U.S. government wants to start looking in the mirror as the Mexican drug war escalates.
Posted In: Crime

A second stimulus?

June Gloom could be one way to describe the current economic climate. So what can be done?

Music from this show

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Before He Cheats
Carrie Underwood
Heart Of Glass
Apollo Brown
Instrumental Vision (Deep Mix)
Crocodile
Wildcat
Ratatat
Melting Pot
Booker T & The MG's

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