Marketplace for Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, June 4, 2009

State unemployment funds go bust

Unemployment insurance is meant to be a safety net for laid-off workers. But so many people are claiming benefits that state unemployment trust funds are broke, or close to it. Mitchell Hartman reports in collaboration with the investigative newsroom Pro Publica.
Posted In: Jobs

Derivatives regulation worries dealers

The regulator of the futures trading industry is proposing new rules for trading financial contracts known as derivatives. John Dimsdale reports that big wheelers and dealers are now fretting about overreaching regulation.

Battle brewing to make United planes

United Airlines is taking advantage of low prices in a down economy. The airline wants to add 150 planes to its fleet, and has asked two manufacturers to come up with the best price. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Tax preparers may now need a license

The Internal Revenue Service is considering new standards for paid tax preparers, like requiring them to be licensed. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Can Palm Pre compete with the iPhone?

The Palm Pre smartphone that goes on sale soon is a must-succeed product for Palm, which has struggled in the digital market. What are its chances of success? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

What's big at the electronics expo?

Gadget guru Kevin Pereira and Kai Ryssdal tour the E3 expo in Los Angeles and discuss the latest products and developments in technology and electronics.
Posted In: Science

Youth crucial to Middle East economy

Young workers in the Middle East are having trouble finding work, even those who are educated. Navtej Dhillon of the Brookings Institute talks with Kai Ryssdal about why youth inclusion is so important there.
Posted In: Jobs

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Hate It Or Love It - Instrumental
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Stupid Game
Stephen Clair
Mebead laarafel eyneha / Through The Mist Of Your Eyes
Yair Dalal