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Marketplace for Monday, March 15, 2010

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Shanghai hopes Bund will be a boon

Shanghai has restored its famous waterfront, known as the Bund, which has been at the center of its economy for 80 years. Officials are banking on it being a centerpiece for the future, too. Marketplace's Scott Tong tell Kai Ryssdal about it.

Toyota questions runaway Prius story

Some analysts say it's about time Toyota got control of reports on its cars' acceleration problems and started reassuring customers. But, as Alisa Roth reports, that can be a tricky balance.
Posted In: Auto

Pharma gets less than it bargained for

Pharmaceutical giants made a deal with President Obama last year to limit health care reform's spending cuts on prescription drugs to $80 billion over 10 years. But the bills in Congress will cost the industry more. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Ireland methodically slashes spending

Faced with mounting debt, Ireland's government has slashed nearly $6 billion from its budget -- a big adjustment for a country with just 4.5 million people. Christopher Werth reports on the end of the Celtic Tiger.

FCC shift may speed up Internet biz

The Federal Communications Commission's 10-year plan for dramatically increasing Internet speeds throughout the nation could intensify telecom competition and give start-ups new opportunities. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Internet

Does finance reform bill go far enough?

Harvard law and finance professor Hal Scott talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes proposed in Sen. Dodd's financial-industry reform bill.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dodd unveils financial reform bill

Senate Banking Committee chairman's legislation would create a council of regulators and broaden the Federal Reserve's oversight powers. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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City Synthesis
Ghostwriter
RJD2
40 Day Dream
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy)
Mice Parade