Marketplace for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008

Episode Description 

CEOs punked on Wall Street calls

A man pretending to be a Wall Street analyst has been prank calling CEOs and other top executives on earnings conference calls.

Cuban-Americans hope for reforms

Cuban-Americans are hoping Fidel Castro's resignation will prompt economic reforms in the country. Dan Grech reports on the immigrants' increased influence on US-Cuba policy.
Posted In: Travel

Winemaking in a Muslim country

Though alcohol is prohibited by Islamic law in Morocco, Moroccan wineries are turning out 40 million bottles a year. John Laurenson reports from Meknes on the delicate business of winemaking there.

Letters from our listeners

The mailbox is bursting with your comments: your thoughts on Netscape's demise, wearable nanotechnology, Washington lobbyists, Girl Scout cookies and Valentine's Day gifts.

The buzz about medicinal honey

A special kind of honey derived from the Manuka plant is showing up in doctor's offices as a wound remedy. Caitlan Carroll reports how some patients have seen dramatic results from the bee by-product.
Posted In: Health

Presidency a big job for one person

Commentator Charles Handy says that the U.S. president is expected to be both head of state and prime minister -- two very different roles that are hard to fill adequately by one person. Third in a series.

Will China export its inflation?

China reported its inflation rate surged 7.1% from a year ago -- the biggest increase in 11 years. Since Chinese manufacturers have been absorbing much of the inflation, will Chinese export prices be affected? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Amtrak gets serious about security

Amtrak announced it is ramping up security to keep passengers safe. But some fear the move will cause train travel to get bogged down with airport-like delays. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel

Auction-rate bond fallout continues

Signs of fallout from losses in auction-rate securities issued by cities, hospitals, and schools are beginning to rattle those institutions. Jill Barshay reports on how local governments are considering refinancing into more old-fashioned municipal bonds.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Health, Investing

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Mystery Train
John Lurie
Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Bonfires of Sao Joao
Sweet Honey Bee (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Paper Planes: Homeland Security Remixes

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