Marketplace for Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, October 22, 2009

FCC votes for net neutrality rules

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to stop Internet service providers like Verizon and AT&T from tampering with Web traffic and picking favorites. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Internet

Getting deep into 'SuperFreakonomics'

In "Freakonomics," journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Leavitt explored economics and human behavior. Kai Ryssdal talks to the two about their sequel, which applies the law of unintended consequences to prostitutes and global warming.
Posted In: Economy

Will the clampdown on bonuses work?

Does this government clampdown on top Wall Street executives' pay do anything to discourage the behavior that landed us in this mess to begin with? Ashley Milne-Tyte explores who's really making money for these firms.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs, Wall Street

U.S. could lose its triple-A rating

A Moody's analyst said the U.S. government may soon have to downgrade its triple-A ranking, which would force the U.S. to pay higher interest rates to borrow. What does this mean for Treasury bond investors? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

Is free KFC chicken worth a long wait?

After attempting a free grilled chicken dinner giveaway in May, Kentucky Fried Chicken is trying it again, hoping for better results. Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch, who attended the first chicken run.
Posted In: Food

One year after leaving Wall Street

Last year, Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson interviewed two Wall Street workers who had just lost their jobs at the start of the financial crisis. Hobson checks in on them again and gets their thoughts one year later.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Homeless American Girl causes a stir

A new homeless American Girl doll has been causing controversy with homeless advocates and others. Sally Herships explores what's causing the media uproar.

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When I'm With You (LP Version)
Sparks
The Audio Pool
The Album Leaf
Loog
The Clean