Marketplace for Monday, August 16, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, August 16, 2010

Wheat prices jumped 50%, but traders and politicians staying calm

The price for wheat per ton nearly doubled, due to drought in many of the wheat-producing parts of the world, but economists and analysts don't expect a worldwide panic.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

IPOs may be coming back, slowly

IPOs petered out during the recession, but a few high-profile ones -- General Motors leading the way -- are coming back. Marketplace's Amy Scott looks into whether this is the beginning of a trend or just a random blip in the stock market.
Posted In: Auto, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street

Commercial paper market rates at record lows

Short-term loans for corporations from the commercial paper market are back and corporations are taking out loans, even if they don't necessarily need them. Marketplace's Alisa Roth explains why.
Posted In: Banks

China moves to number two economy in the world

Marketplace's Scott Tong reports on how China's economy grew to take the number two spot and whether this reshuffle in the world rankings is temporary or permanent.

Road Warriors: Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith, Principal Flutist for the Cleveland Orchestra, turns to the recorded sounds of nature for the soundtrack to his travels
Posted In: Entertainment, Music

Detroiters hope firms can help lift city

For years, Detroit watched its fortunes decline as the auto industry shrank. But the tide may be turning. The insurance giant Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan is planning to move 3,000 workers into the city next year. And the nation's largest online mortgage company is relocating to downtown Detroit. Sarah Hulett reports.
Posted In: Small Business

American craft brewery hops across the pond

Stone Brewing is looking to build a micro brewery in Europe and become the first American craft brewing company to set up shop on that continent. Kai Ryssdal travels to Stone's Escondido, Calif., brewery for the story.
Posted In: Food

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Four Winds
Bright Eyes
Flute Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030: I. Andante
Joshua Smith
Golden Cage
The Whitest Boy Alive

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