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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, May 21, 2012

Facebook stock is slumping, as is everything else on the NASDAQ. Were the naysayers right? There's been a lot of talk of the potential losers from JPMorgan, but there are winners as well. A Chinese company is paying $2.5 billion for the U.S. cinema chain, AMC. Commentator Dave Lauer talks about how high-frequency trading unsettled markets and his conscience. Universities continue to open new pharmacy schools, even though fewer jobs are available. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Ralph Eubanks, director of publishing at the Library of Congress, about how these campaign posters reflect the economic issues central to different elections.

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