Marketplace for Thursday, April 2, 2009

Episode Description 

Paparazzi paydays are getting cropped

Magazines that cover celebrities aren't selling as many copies these days, and that means less work for the photographers who snap the stars' every move. Jennifer Collins reports on how the people behind the flashbulbs are faring.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Network is key to digital health records

The Obama administration wants Americans to have electronic health records by 2014 as one way to cut costs. But commentator and physician Peter Bach says the next step after that is what will make the difference.
Posted In: Health

Asian game companies run up scores

Chinese online game company Changyou has gone public, with a strong response from investors. The Asian gaming industry is thriving despite the global recession. It's a business model that has some Western rivals envious. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Infrastructure bids lower than expected

State and local governments are gearing up to spend federal stimulus money on projects like repaving roads, widening interstates and retrofitting government buildings. And contractors are offering good deals. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Sizing up India's economic growth

Over the last two decades the Indian economy has become a force of its own. Nandan Nilekani, co-chairman of Infosys and author of "Imagining India," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the country is handling the global recession.

IMF is the big winner of G-20 summit

Leaders of the world's largest economies have agreed to provide the International Monetary Fund with $750 billion to assist countries hit hard by the global economic crisis. Stephen Beard reports.

Markets like new rules on asset prices

Markets rallied today on news that U.S. accounting officials are expected to ease mark-to-market rules. That would give financial firms more flexibility in setting asset prices. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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