Marketplace for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, August 2, 2010

U.S. combat presence in Iraq will withdraw on Aug. 31

President Barack Obama said in a speech today that the U.S. will withdraw, at least from a combat role from Iraq, on Aug. 31. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports takes a look at how much the war has cost and what residual costs will be coming in the future.

'Comment cops' help manage websites

Companies and media outlets are starting to outsource comment monitoring responsibilities to companies that specifically watch out for inappropriate comments. Marketplace's Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Pay with your phone

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about cell phones and credit cards combining -- what it means for credit card and cell phone companies, retailers and consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Retail

Road Warriors: Alexandra Franzen

Resume specialist Alexandra Franzen talks about the road song that gets her pumped when traveling to meet with clients.
Posted In: Music

How a national standard will affect the education industry

Kai Ryssdal talks to Education Week's Christopher Swanson about what a national set of common standards would mean to the textbook and testing industries.
Posted In: Education

BLT sandwiches and pork ribs more expensive this summer

Pork prices typically rise in the summer, when there's more demand, but after a few tough years for the hog market, the price for bacon and pork ribs are even higher than usual.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

'We have a very distorted economy,' Greenspan says

Marketplace's Bob Moon talks to other economists about how well former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the economy match up to reality.

Music from this show

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Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson Remix)
Hot Chip
Trav'lin' All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Billie Holiday
Right Hand Hi
Kid Sister