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Marketplace for May 11, 2011

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Marketplace for May 11, 2011

Congress to consider oil subsidies tomorrow

Oil company executives will come before the Senate Finance Committee tomorrow to defend the tax breaks their companies receive from the government. We get a preview of what's to come.
Posted In: Oil

Rajaratnam guilty: The impact on Wall Street

Jacob Frenkel, former enforcement lawyer at the SEC, discusses whether the Rajaratnam guilty verdict will mean similar prosecutions down the line, and if it will change behavior on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hedge fund manager guilty of insider trading

Raj Rajaratnam was found guilty on all 14 counts, handing the federal government a major victory in its campaign against insider trading.
Posted In: Wall Street

Letters: The non-organic future

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: responses to the question of whether organic farming can feed the world.

U.S. exports jump, but trade gap widens

Oil imports, up nearly 20 percent because of price increases, erase best export mark in nearly 20 years.
Posted In: Economy

Health care reform, New Orleans-style

Hurricane Katrina wiped out all the public hospitals in New Orleans, and gave the city a rare chance to rebuild in a new way.
Posted In: Health

The Canadian answer to U.S. energy

Canada has more oil reserves than the U.S. And there's a way to get that oil here in America.

FDA cracks down on artificial hip-makers

The FDA has ordered 20 makers of certain types of artificial hips to further study the implants, even though they've already been approved.
Posted In: Health

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RJD2
Pete's Jazz
Pete Rock
Metropolis (Dodge City Anthem) (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay