Marketplace for Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Winemakers struggling to stay afloat in recession

In this recession, price trumps vintage for many wine enthusiasts, and winemakers are struggling to stay in business when people are looking for bottles for $10 or less.
Posted In: Food

Top kill, junk shot, storm packer

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Krissy Clark about the interesting nomenclature of the oil industry. Doodlebugging, anyone?
Posted In: Oil

Cities grappling with costs of paratransit

The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the lives of people living with disabilities, but cities and transit authorities are struggling to adapt public transportation to the act, especially as demand for paratransit is increasing.
Posted In: Health

GAO report says genetic testing kits are misleading

An investigative report from the Government Accountability Office shows that genetic testing kits give misleading results and that companies use "deceptive marketing."
Posted In: Health, Science

Is Verizon's network big enough for the Droid X?

Ultra high-speed Web browsing, an HD camcorder and an 8 megapixel camera, and access to over 65,000 apps -- All that's on Google's new Droid X phone. Sounds great, but the phone takes five times the bandwidth as other similar smart phones. Can Verizon's network handle it?

GM's new acquisition: Sign of recovery or irresponsibility?

General Motors bought a subprime lender to increase leasing of GM cars and lending to customers who have lower credit rating. Is this a sign the economy is recovering or that companies are going back to the risky lending that got the economy in a recession in the first place?
Posted In: Auto

Treasury bonds more popular than ever

The popularity of Treasury bonds may be an indicator of the state of the economy, as Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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The Sidewalk Cruise
Cassettes Won't Listen
Obscene Strategies
Trans Am

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