Marketplace for Monday, April 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, April 19, 2010

Dinner parties help fund arts projects

Public funding for the arts has been hurt by the downturn, so local groups have turned to small-scale private donors to offer micro-grants for starving artists. David Weinberg reports.

Volcanic ash hurts U.S. exports, imports

The volcanic ash that's wreaking havoc in Europe is having an economic impact in the U.S. Companies are reporting inventory levels falling to dangerously low levels as supplies sit in European airports. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Travel

Where the financial reform bill stands

The financial overhaul bill is expected to hit the Senate floor this week. But there's wrangling over what form a consumer protection agency might take, and whether to set up an industry fund to wind down failed banks. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A look behind the scenes helps with ads

CNN is trying product placement in one of its new shows. The camera on its "John King, USA" show will keep rolling right through the commercial breaks. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Alternative master's path stirs debate

The state of New York is set to decide on a plan that would allow alternative groups like Teach for America to create their own master's programs for teaching. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

The business of doing more with less

Companies don't usually spend a lot of time trimming the little things when the economy's humming along. But when it's not, every last nickel counts. Finding those nickels is a business opportunity in itself. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Economy

Some college kids addicted to tanning

A new study of college students says that about a third of those who used tanning beds might be addicted -- to tanning. Kerry Grens reports.

Doctors tackle health reform questions

Dr. Winston Capel talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much time he's spending on explaining health care reform, and whether it has been hard to get educated on how the health overhaul will work.
Posted In: Health

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Section 9 (Light & Day / Reach For The Sun)
The Polyphonic Spree
Breakdown featuring Jack Johnson (Album Version)
Handsome Boy Modeling School