Marketplace for Monday, May 31, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 31, 2010

Why we don't know why the Dow fell

Nearly a month out, regulators say we may never pinpoint the cause of the Dow's big May 6th tumble. Peter Cohan, market analyst at Peter Cohan & Associates, talks with Bob Moon about why we don't know what happened when the Dow crashed that day.
Posted In: Wall Street

A push for changes in Post-9/11 GI Bill

Tim Embree, legislative associate from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America talks with Bob Moon about changes his group is pushing in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and problems that exist for troops entering the workforce.

Paying for car rental without credit card

Car travel this weekend is expected to increase almost 6% from last Memorial Day, according to the AAA. And many of those cars will be rentals. But what if you want to rent a car and you don't have a credit card? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

Big hurdles to overcome in climate talks

Delegates from 185 nations are gathering in Bonn, Germany, for the biggest international talks on climate change since the ill-fated U.N. summit in Copenhagen. Delegates will try to set the groundwork for a binding pact to fight global warming. Kyle James reports.

Continued oil leak hurts Gulf businesses

It looks like BP's massive oil spill won't be stopped until August, when two relief wells are finished. That dire news has people who make their living from the Gulf rethinking their plans for surviving the spill. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Oil

Supporting veterans from behind bars

As the recession drags on, charitable giving in the U.S. has become less of a priority. But one group of unlikely philanthropists hasn't been fazed by the recession. Sonata Lee Narcisse reports.
Posted In: Charity

How the GI Bill changed the economy

The new GI Bill gives vets money for tuition, housing and books. But paying for GIs' educations is nothing new. Stephen Smith of American Radioworks explores how the first GI Bill's push to education helped shape the U.S. economy.

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