Marketplace for Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 22, 2010

Law tackles U.K. caste discrimination

With more than 2 million citizens of Indian extraction, there have been increasing complaints from lower caste Dalits about discrimination. A new law addresses the problem. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

How the beverage industry's changed

Twenty-five years ago Coca-Cola launched a sweeter Coke as a direct challenge to Pepsi, but its launch was a disaster. BevNET.com President John Craven talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether corporate America has learned its lesson and if it's easier now to launch new products.
Posted In: Food

How Greek debt woes may affect U.S.

European statisticians say the Greek budget deficit is worse than expected, which sent the euro tumbling. Brett Neely reports on the odds of the Greek tragedy becoming an American one.

Expiring tax credits drive home buying

A new report says monthly sales of previously occupied homes increased 6.8%. With government tax credits about to expire, this may be the last good news the housing market gets for a while. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

Should Goldman fight fraud charges?

Word is Goldman Sachs has hired major firepower to try and win any court cases after being charged with fraud by the SEC. But the question for shareholders is to fight or not? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Obama pushes for financial regulation

During a speech in New York, President Obama made a push for Wall Street reform -- just as the Senate prepares to debate its overhaul package. Jeremy Hobson reports momentum appears to be on the president's side.
Posted In: Wall Street

Complicated language made clearer

A lot of communication is hopelessly confusing. Annetta Cheek, director of the Center for Plain Language, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the how the nonprofit started and who the worst offenders are in corporate America.

Examples: Complicated words clarified

You only need to open your mail to see how complicated businesses can word documents. Here are some examples of complicated language simplified, and add your own.

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Only One Thing Is Needed
Electrelane
Infinity Of Rhythm Instrumental
Ammoncontact
(Keep Feeling) Fascination
The Human League

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