Marketplace for Monday, May 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, May 4, 2009

German students: Nein on tuition fees

German universities were only allowed to charge tuition a few years ago. But now with fees rising, students are taking to the streets to protest. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Education

Putting swine flu worry into scope

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains to Kai Ryssdal why a lot of people are worried about the swine flu, even if the actual number of people who have died from the outbreak doesn't seem as dramatic when compared to other deadly causes.
Posted In: Health

Poetry in work

There's a lot of poetry in work -- people who do it, under do it, and can't afford not to do it. Poet David Tucker reads his poem "Downsizing," Pedro Pietri reads his poem "Telephone Booth Number 905 ½," and poet and columnist Katha Pollitt reads Sarah Cleghorn's "The Golf Links."
Posted In: Jobs

Fewer workers, less traffic

Notice that your rush traffic drive is becoming less congested? Thank unemployment. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto

GM needs to focus on innovation

Chrysler's sliding into bankruptcy, and General Motors might not be far behind. The automaker recently unveiled a new restructuring plan to turn the company around, but commentator Harley Shaiken says GM's going in the wrong direction.
Posted In: Auto

Fiat eyes GM Europe deal, aims to grow

The CEO of Italian automaker Fiat is in Germany to discuss a possible bid of General Motors' European operations. As John Dimsdale reports, Fiat is taking advantage of the recession to become the world's second largest carmaker.
Posted In: Auto

Treasury, banks negotiate stress tests

The big banks' stress test results have been pushed back as executives try to convince the Treasury Department to give them passing grades. Kai Ryssdal speaks with the Peterson Institute's Adam Posen about the negotiations.

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Feel The Pain [2007 Remastered LP Version]
Dinosaur Jr.
California (All The Way) (Remastered Album Version)
Luna
Heroes and Villains
Brian Wilson
Bluebird Of Happiness (Manitoba Mix)
Mojave 3

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