Marketplace PM for July 17, 2007

Episode Description 

How long can the happy music play?

While optimism reigns on Wall Street, there are some more questions today about how long the rally might last. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Google searches for new business

Most websites don't have a search function, or if they do, it performs poorly. So, today the company synonymous with search stepped in to offer its services. Janet Babin reports.

Murdoch poised to acquire Dow Jones

The Dow Jones board was set to vote today on a deal that would sell the Wall Street Journal's parent company to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp for $5 billion. Forbes magazine's Dennis Kneale talked with Kai Ryssdal about it.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

FTC takes hard look at selling to kids

The FTC meets tomorrow to talk about how advertising and marketing are directed at children. The food industry is trying to get out in front of possible regulations by announcing rules of its own. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Washington

Feeding on sugar-frosted capitalism

Commentator Joel Stein says he learned everything he needed to know about the capitalist system from advertising and marketing of cereal makers.
Posted In: Health

FDA pays to compete with private sector

The FDA pays some of the biggest employee bonuses in the federal bureaucracy. Yet, it's struggling to fund improved food safety. Those facts led to some grilling at a congressional hearing today. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

China's still learning customer service

When Marketplace's Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong arrived in China last January, it didn't take him long to learn that business is done differently and buyer beware.

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