Marketplace PM for July 10, 2007

Episode Description 

More cell-phone choice coming soon?

A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

New robot's a real stunner

Taser and iRobot have announced an alliance to build a robot that comes equipped with a Taser. The companies plan to sell the robot for use in prisons or combat. Kai Ryssdal talked with John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org about the new product.
Posted In: Crime

Helping out the home team

Most pro baseball players are minor leaguers you've probably never heard of and who don't get paid much. Many have to look for ways to stretch their paychecks -- with a little help from friends. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Oh, it's you again!

Sprint is cutting off about 1,000 of its cell-phone subscribers because, the company says, they've been calling customer service too much. Aren't customer calls what customer service is for? Steve Tripoli asked around.

You found the link that says 'Contact'

. . . And you gave us your thoughts on our reports about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Hooters in New England, Chinese-made toys and, er, our bad grammar.

Go west, young frau!

Educated young women in East Germany are moving away in search of opportunity in the West and other parts of the world. Kyle James reports on the impact their migration is having back home.
Posted In: Jobs

Housing slump prompts profit warnings

Home Depot, Sears and homebuilder D.R. Horton let Wall Street know they're expecting disappointing earnings because of the housing market's dramatic slowdown. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

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Woman's Gotta Have It
Fingers Crossed
Unlearn
YoungBlood Brass Band, Talib Kweli, Mike Ladd, Ike Willis, DJ Skooly

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