Marketplace PM for July 18, 2007

Episode Description 

Bernanke cites concerns with economy

Fed chief Ben Bernanke told Congress today that core inflation shows signs of increasing, the Gross Domestic Product isn't looking so hot and, oh yes, there's that subprime mortgage thing.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Moody's hurt by its tougher rules

The investment rating service has made it harder for mortgage-backed bonds to get its top rating. As a result, it says it's now losing business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Changes vowed in pitching food to kids

The Federal Trade Commission heard today from food companies that market to children. And the mere mention of government regulation prompted those companies to crack down on themselves. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Africa trade deal helps Chinese firms

U.S. and African trade officials are reviewing a deal intended to improve markets for goods made in sub-Saharan Africa. Its unintended effect? Creating opportunity for Chinese firms. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Suit maker finds a good fit in U.S.

Hickey Freeman has been making men's suits for more than a century. The American company refuses to outsource production, but it still has had to make unconventional changes. Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: New York, Retail

What exactly do unions do?

Commentator David Frum says that in the long-running battle over unions we've forgotten whether they're relevant.
Posted In: Jobs

'Mad Men' explores advertising's heyday

Kai Ryssdal talks with Matt Weiner, creator of "Mad Men," a new TV show set in the 1960s advertising world of New York's Madison Avenue.
Posted In: Entertainment

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The Execution of All Things
Weezer (Blue Album)
Strangers From the Universe
Life Is Full of Possibilities

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