Marketplace for Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 27, 2010

GPS data may pay off for city bus riders

There's lots of bad news for transit agencies around the country -- service cuts, fare hikes, budget deficits -- but a few cities have figured out a way to improve their customer service, and spend virtually nothing. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Travel

Oprah flexes her endorsement power

Oprah is opening her second retail store in Chicago. What might happen as the queen of daytime TV moves from your living room to your local mall? Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Retail

New museum head mixes art, money

The Museum of Contemporary art in L.A. is getting a new director. Independent dealer Richard Polsky talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new director, Jeffrey Deitch, and how he might bring fiscal responsibility to the museum.

Gap app taps into mobile marketing

Retailers are trying to figure out how to transform mobile marketing power into bigger sales. Steve Henn reports on one retailer who is diving in.
Posted In: Retail

A push for new bank accounting rules

Some banks that used to seem kind of shaky have been looking better based on their latest books. But we learned the hard way the past couple of years you can't necessarily take those books to the bank. So corporate-accounting rule setters are suggesting it's time for a change. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Impact of new drilling plans on U.S. oil

Today President Obama announced plans to suspend exploratory drilling in the Arctic, cancel a lease sale in the Gulf and off the Virginia coast, and continue the deepwater drilling moratorium. How will these new ground rules impact the domestic oil supply and companies that drill for it? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Oil

Foxconn woes have U.S. ripple effects

Another worker at Foxconn manufacturing plant in China jumped to his death -- the 10th to commit suicide this year. How might problems at a manufacturing on the other side of the world can affect companies here in the U.S.?
Posted In: apple, Foxconn

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Powerless (Say What You Want) (Album Version)
Nelly Furtado
Alright, Already
Combustible Edison
Life In Technicolor
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
The Gap Band

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