Marketplace for Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Who should pay for public radio? Commentator Tucker Carlson says it shouldn't be the government. President Obama has asked Congress for help policing oil markets and price manipulation from speculators. There was an increase in housing permits, while housing starts themselves were down. In the latest installment of Conversations from the Corner Office, the founder of Patagonia speaks about sustainable manufacturing and conscientious labor practices. And Kai Ryssdal talks to the man who makes Ben Bernanke look good -- his barber.

Colorado corporations buy Tahoe ski resorts

Companies from Colorado bring jobs and capital to Lake Tahoe's ski industry, but also higher prices and local dissent.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, skiing, tahoe, colorado

The tech bubble question

Are we in another one? Who knows. The real question may be why more investors aren't asking questions.
Posted In: tech bubble

Who should pay for public radio?

How do you think public media should be funded? Commentator Tucker Carlson says cut federal funding and let the listeners pitch in.
Posted In: public media, funding, public funding

Obama wants toothier oversight of oil markets

The president wants $52 million to help the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shore up industry oversight, something analysts say will do little to oil prices.
Posted In: Oil

Patagonia founder on why there's no 'sustainability'

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has written a new book he hopes will be a blueprint for companies to do better... by doing good.
Posted In: clothing, sustainability, green, Environment, Walmart, patagonia

Pulitzer sur-Prize: No fiction winner

The Pulitzer board opted not to award a prize for fiction this year. Normally, the winning author gets a sales bump. So what happens in the book market now?
Posted In: Books, Pulitzer Prize

Housing construction down, housing permits are up

What's going on with the housing market? Susan Wachter, who teaches real estate at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, explains.
Posted In: Housing, construction

The man who makes Ben Bernanke look good

Lenny Gilleo, that's who. He owns a barber shop in the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke

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Girl They Won't Believe It
Joss Stone
To Go Home
M. Ward
Sutphin Boulevard
Blood Orange
Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Instrumental)
The Foreign Exchange

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