Marketplace for Monday, November 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, November 16, 2009

Sneaky banks need to be set straight

Many banks have been adding fees and hiding what they charge for their services. Commentator Amelia Tyagi says a new government agency could help force banks to be honest with their customers.

Rice prices expected to rise

Droughts and floods have ruined rice producers in Asia, which may have a negative impact on food security. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Food

Drucker's principles still relevant today

It's likely the company you work for has adopted some of the principles advocated by teacher Peter Drucker. Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter talks with Kai Ryssdal about the management guru's most important contributions.
Posted In: Books

China stands up to currency criticism

The days when U.S. leaders would lecture China on economics and currency are gone. Scott Tong reports China is getting stronger in its ability to shush critics.

Will health reform push up drug prices?

Drug makers are raising prices in advance of the health-care overhaul in Congress. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

GM hopes payback puts it back on track

GM's outlook has improved so much that it plans to start repaying the $6.7 billion it owes U.S. taxpayers in December. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto

Bernanke tackles price stability, jobs

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke and took questions at an event in New York, and offered a glimpse into our economic future. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Electric cars are Europe's current trend

Across Europe a mixture of subsidies, tax-breaks and regulation is creating a new class of green consumer and a whole lot of clean tech companies. Stephen Beard reports.

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Knock You Down [feat. Kanye West]
Keri Hilson
Waking Up In Vegas
Katy Perry
Black Unity
The Aggrovators