Marketplace for Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 15, 2010

How firm is our economic recovery?

The national economic mood has brightened somewhat the past few months. There's real growth in the Gross Domestic Product, the labor market is on the mend, and the stock market is up. But then there are days like today. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Health law paves way to better living

The new health care bill sets aside $15 billion to help create healthier communities. Gregory Warner reports on how that money could make a difference in New York City's South Bronx.
Posted In: Health, New York

The end of Wall Street as we knew it

Author Roger Lowenstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "The End of Wall Street," the roots of the financial crisis, and where we go from here.
Posted In: Books, Wall Street

Libraries adapt to help unemployed

More people are using their local libraries these days, and many of them are unemployed. They're using free computers and asking librarians for help. Zachary Barr reports on how librarians are coping.
Posted In: Jobs

How long can Google keep growing?

Google announced that its revenues grew 23% in the first quarter of the year. Earnings beat Wall Street expectations, but shares still fell in after-hours trading. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet, Wall Street

Insurers shift costs ahead of health law

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee released a report that says insurers are shifting administration costs to make it look like they're spending more on patient care. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Volcanic ash halts European flights

Ash from an Icelandic volcano eruption has made it too dangerous for planes to fly. Britain shut down its airspace for the first time in its history and several other European nations followed suit. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

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Little Walter Rides Again
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Entre Dos Montanas
Wayne Wesley Johnson Ruben Romero
Every Day & Every Night
Tosca
Groove Holmes
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