Marketplace for Thursday, August 13, 2009

Episode Description 

Koreatown works on business, diversity

One particular stretch of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Calif. has seen a lot of positive change since it became a business district. But when bright banners declared the district "Koreatown," it upset some of the locals. Mina Kim has more.

Ad campaign boosts health care reform

President Obama is getting back on top of the health care debate though town hall meetings, and he's getting a boost from a $12 million ad campaign that started airing today. Kai Ryssdal talks to Chris Frates, who covers health care for Politico.
Posted In: Health

End-of-life care is a touchy subject

Today the Senate Finance Committee decided end-of-life care is so politically touchy that it can't even be talked about, let alone be included in the final bill. Joel Rose reports.

Retail sales fall amidst optimism

Despite fatter paychecks from stimulus money and a boost from the Cash for Clunkers program, retail sales fell last month. Amy Scott asked around and found a lot of economists were taken by surprise.
Posted In: Retail

Economists cautious on global outlook

France and Germany both reported that their economies grew last quarter. Many economists seized on those numbers as more evidence the global recession is ending -- though they still remain cautious. Steve Henn reports.

Solar energy gains ground in Florida

Gainesville, Fla. is the first city in the country to adopt a new solar incentive program, making it profitable for an average person or business to put up solar panels and begin feeding power back to the grid. Jennifer Collins reports.

On the web, content is king

Michael Eisner, CEO of The Tornante Company, talks about the importance of content on the Internet.

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Somebody Loves Me
Les Paul
New Dupree Blues [feat. Georgia White]
Les Paul
Hawaiian Paradise
Les Paul

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