Marketplace for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

U.K. election may be a close call

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has set May 6th as the date for Britain's next general election. Financial markets are banking on a Brown defeat, but that's why you have elections -- to find the winner. Stephen Beard reports.

Big bets pay off for Jerry Weintraub

Producer, manager, sometimes actor and philanthropist Jerry Weintraub talks with Kai Ryssdal about his biography "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead," how he revolutionized the concert business, and wound up working with Elvis Presley.
Posted In: Books

Chile earthquake rattles wood industry

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile hit businesses hard, and now the American wood industry is feeling economic aftershocks. Annie Murphy reports.

Don't let lenders duck regulation!

Banks and other companies have poured millions into lobbying against financial regulation. Commentator Kathleen Day says it's time to ignore those companies.

Flying Spirit? Carry-ons may cost you.

Florida-based, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is going to start charging for some carry-on bags come August. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Despite accident, coal's future is bright

Rescue efforts are underway in West Virginia after an explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine owned by Massey Energy. Brett Neely reports.

The impact of court's ruling for Comcast

Washington Post tech writer Cecilia Kang talks with Kai Ryssdal about the court of appeals ruling that says the FCC didn't have the right to regulate net neutrality with respect to Comcast and other Internet service providers.
Posted In: Science

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Tyrant (Album Version)
The Bravery
How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
White Williams
Rebel Rouser
Duane Eddy

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