Marketplace for Monday, August 9, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, August 9, 2010

Allenton residents look at what remains

For well over a century Allenton, Mo., was little more than a depot stop on the railroad bound for St. Louis. Several years ago, 40 residents of the community were forced to sell their homes to a developer under threat of eminent domain. Now, that developer is bankrupt and former residents are wondering why they were forced to leave. Adam Allington reports.

Are tech firms prone to CEO upheaval?

John Moe, host of the radio show Future Tense, talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether tech companies are more vulnerable to experiencing CEO changes and the situation with former HP CEO Mark Hurd.

Road Warriors: Mark Nynka

Mark Nynka, a manager at Accenture, talks about what music he needs just to get him on an airplane while he travels as a business consultant.
Posted In: Music

Orbitz offers new hotel search tools

Online travel agency Orbitz announced it's stepping up its hotel search options, so you really check out potential vacation digs. Actually, the whole industry is innovating like mad because the online travel business is taking off. Stacey Vanek Smith has more.
Posted In: Travel

Early puberty linked with obesity

Another study confirms that girls are reaching puberty earlier. Aside from the social dilemmas these kids may have to side step, early development is linked to obesity. And over time, the medical issues linked to obesity catapult national health care costs into the billions. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Will SEC exercise new reform powers?

Provisions in the financial regulatory reforms could encourage huge numbers of new cases against companies. The provisions let the SEC give big financial payouts to whistle blowers whose info leads to successful enforcement action. Alisa Roth reports the agency's also making more use of the tools it already had.
Posted In: Crime

The Fed: What else can it do?

The Federal Reserve will soon meet to discuss interest rates and its economic strategy. Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Fed vice chairman, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Fed's next move and whether it's constrained by the federal deficit.
Posted In: Economy

Music from this show

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Our House (Album Version)
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
When I'm Gone
3 Doors Down
Cleanin' Out My Closet (Album Version) [Explicit]

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