Marketplace for Monday, June 11, 2012

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We kick off the new series A Man Walks in A Bar, where reporter Stephen Beard goes on a pub crawl through Europe to find out what locals really think about the eurozone's financial woes. First up: Ireland. Meanwhile, reporter David Gura looks at how lobbyists spread their message across the country. In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it's Apple v. Android -- and it's about culture as much as technology. The pricing of medical procedures is set by insurance companies and the government, but it starts with an AMA committee. And Kai Ryssdal sets the record straight on silver bullets with author Anne Rice.

A man walks into a bar… in Ireland

Europe correspondent Stephen Beard begins a five-part series from bars in Europe. He gets the opinions of ordinary Europeans on the ongoing debt crisis, starting with the Irish.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, A man walks into a bar, Ireland, Ireland bailout

Silver bullets are for werewolves, not vampires! Anne Rice confirms

Plus, what really scares the well-known horror fiction writer: "poverty, starvation, genocide, war, nuclear annihilation."
Posted In: anne rice, werewolf, vampire, silver bullet

The world of health-care pricing

A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, medical costs

Lobbyists take talking points mobile

New smartphone apps put special interest groups and their members on the same page when it comes to following the message.
Posted In: mobile apps, farming, lobbying

Are you an iPhone or an Android?

In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it's Apple v. Google and iPhone v. Android -- and consumers have to choose. Which culture do you fit in best?
Posted In: iPhone, android, apple

Spanish bailout won't alleviate the eurozone crisis

A closer look at Spain's economy shows its fundamental problems won't be simply solved by the $125 billion bailout.
Posted In: spain, bailout

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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
We Good (Instrumental)
Pete Rock
Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Fast As You Can (Album Version)
Fiona Apple

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