Marketplace for Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flood may sink some Tenn. businesses

Damage estimates are just beginning to be tallied after two days of rain dumped nearly 14 inches on parts of Tennessee. Blake Farmer reports.

Choppy waters ahead for offshore oil

With all this oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, what do folks in the energy industry think it means for their fortunes? Rob Schmitz reports that for folks at the annual Offshore Technology Conference, it's been a nail-biter.
Posted In: Oil

Having kids makes you unhappy, right?

Research suggests that people with children are less happy than those without. Commentator Betsy Stevenson suggests maybe we're looking at it all wrong.

FCC's 'third way' to regulate broadband

The Federal Communications Commission reasserted its authority to regulate broadband access. That authority was questioned by a federal appeals court ruling last month. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the FCC promises not to be heavy handed.
Posted In: Internet

Has labor market reached tipping point?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says productivity was up more than 3% in the first quarter, which could mean some green shoots in the labor market as employers try to keep up production. Eve Troeh reports those shoots are going to grow slowly.
Posted In: Jobs

How financial reform bill is shaping up

In Washington, the Senate is moving through a list of amendments to financial reform legislation. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the amendments being considered.
Posted In: Economy

What caused the Dow's big plunge?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 1000 points. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much the Greek debt crisis played into the plunge, other factors that led to the fall, and what's going to happen at tomorrow's open.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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Wave Of Mutilation
Pixies
1st And 4th
Mux Mool
My Heart Of Wood
The Sadies