Marketplace for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 29, 2010

The oil spill's impact on oyster industry

Oysterman Sal Sunseri first spoke with us after Katrina shut down his business. Tess Vigeland talks with him about the latest threat to his oysters.

David Letterman launches record label

David Letterman is teaming up with Capitol Records to start a record label. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

A change in showing off wealth status

Social critic Andrew Potter talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "The Authenticity Hoax," and calls into question why people shop organic, buy distressed jeans and make their own compost.
Posted In: Books

The modern moonshine movement

Moonshine is no longer confined to just Appalachia anymore. Hipsters and foodies around the U.S. are starting to acquire a taste for it, which is giving rise to a whole new industry of microdistillers. Anna Sale reports.
Posted In: Food

Energy firms mount offshore defense

The government says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is five times worse than originally thought. With 5,000 barrels of oil leaking every day, the spill is prompting new questions about the Obama administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Oil

How financial reform bill's taking shape

The Senate began wading through amendments to a bill that could become the most comprehensive restructuring of financial oversight since the Great Depression. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A 99-week limit for jobless benefits

Congress has been voting to keep unemployment benefits flowing with several extensions. But there is a limit for people who've been unemployed the longest. In states with the worst unemployment figures, that limit is now 99 weeks. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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Take my Sin (Instrumental)
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Can You Feel It
The Jacksons
Reality
RJD2
Tell Yer Mama
Norah Jones