Marketplace for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A new reality for living on 'eaarth'

Author Bill McKibben talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," why he chose that title, and what we have to do cope with how we've changed our planet.
Posted In: Books

Letters: ISPs, Spirit Airlines, Weintraub

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving net neutrality, Spirit Airlines charging for carry-on bags, Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, and Muslims and Jews working together to provide kosher and halal meat.

Independent oil producers still profiting

Independent oil and gas producers are used to risking everything on a single drill. Those wildcatters pioneered the business of dragging fossil fuels out of the ground, and they're still at it today. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Posted In: Oil

Farmers profit off gene-modified crops

A panel from the National Research Council released a report evaluating the profitability of using genetically-modified crops. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Twitter unveils advertising platform

Since Twitter's users exploded into the millions, there have been questions about how the site would make money. A new ad plan may have some answers. Rico Gagliano reports.

Lehman used 'alter ego' to shift risks

The New York Times' Louise Story talks with Kai Ryssdal about a story she co-wrote involving a shadow bank that helped Lehman Brothers cover up risky investments that helped bring the company and economy to its knees.
Posted In: Wall Street

Did WaMu's fraud lower rest of market?

For a long time, Washington Mutual used a catchy tagline in its ads, "The Power of Yes." And new investigations show it wasn't just talking the talk: widespread fraud throughout the company let it say yes to just about everybody. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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