Marketplace for Monday, July 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, July 12, 2010

A summer without AC? It's possible

Kai Ryssdal talks to author Stan Cox about his new book "Losing our Cool," which talks about the consequences air conditioning has had on the environment and people's health.
Posted In: Environment

Road Warriors: Arone Dyer of Buke&Gass

Arone Dyer of the duo Buke&Gass shares her favorite song to listen to during the long stretches of road between gigs while she is on tour.
Posted In: Music

The credit score industry, today

Kai Ryssdal talks to Joan Goldwasser of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine about what the credit score landscape is looking like today.

Hef wants all the bunnies for himself

The ever-smoking jacketed Hugh Hefner wants to take Playboy Enterprises, Inc. private, in hopes to better navigate the company through a dicey publishing industry and increase its merchandising, without worrying about shareholders.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Avandia may change how FDA operates

Marketplace's Gregory Warner looks into what it could mean for the Food and Drug Administration's image and also the way the organization analyzes drugs for approval or disapproval.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Fed: More lending to small businesses

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke wants banks to start lending again to small businesses after two years of very tight lending, but some critics say the economy hasn't recovered enough for businesses to risk taking out a loan.
Posted In: Banks, Retail

Resort towns feeling effects of oil spill

Businesses and banks along the Gulf coast were nervous when the oil started leaking from the Deepwater Horizon rig, and in the months since, they're still unsure what will happen.
Posted In: Environment, Housing

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