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Marketplace for May 4, 2011

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Marketplace for May 4, 2011

The impact of rising prices in China

China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz discusses how China's overheated economy is triggering a troublesome inflationary cycle, and how it might affect the U.S.
Posted In: China

Letters: Big Oil, spying and the law

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: record oil company profits, public employees retiring early, and using technology to spy on others.

Signs of U.S. economic weakness mount

A slowdown in the U.S. service sector and less hiring by private companies in April fuel concern that the economic recovery is sputtering.
Posted In: Economy

Consumer bureau to be run by committee

A House committee today voted to change the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, so it's run by a committee instead of one person.
Posted In: Banks

Bank of Mexico boosts its holdings of gold

The Bank of Mexico bought nearly 100 metric tons of gold recently. It usually holds most of its reserves in U.S. dollar-denominated investments.
Posted In: Mexico

Los Angeles Dodgers may not meet payroll

One possible result: all Major League Baseball clubs will pay for Dodgers' players.
Posted In: Sports

Corporate profits don't translate

U.S. companies are reporting stronger than expected profits. So why is the economy lagging?

The non-organic future

Think organic food plays an essential role in feeding the future? Think again.
Posted In: Food

Pandora adds comedy to its streaming service

The streaming music service adds comedy clips that allows users to create their own sort of comedy club.
Posted In: Entertainment

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Take The D Train
Pete Rock
Lazy Eye
Silversun Pickups
Whatcha Say
Jason Derulo
K Is For Kelson
Bibio