Marketplace for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pop music misses recessionary notes

Billboard.com news editor David Prince talks with Kai Ryssdal about why popular music has turned a blind eye to the recession.
Posted In: Entertainment

A new prescription for marketing drugs

A number of states have started programs using drug companies' sales strategies to bring doctors a different message about what medications they should prescribe. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Cases galvanize libel reform movement

Some libel cases in the U.K. have generated lots of controversy, and reactions that have sprung up as a result could have international impact. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime

Intel aims to create more jobs

Intel CEO Paul Otellini talks with Kai Ryssdal about why his company is investing $3.5 billion in U.S. tech companies and how it plans to put more college graduates to work.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Why gov't regulators seem unprepared

The global financial crisis and Toyota's current mess have something in common -- government watchdogs didn't fully understand the complex systems they were supposed to be regulating. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Auto

Why did consumer confidence drop?

The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index fell almost 11 points in February. But consumers, and that number, can be a little fickle. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Housing market psychology still fragile

The latest report from the Case Schiller Index says home prices in 20 big metro areas fell 0.2% in December. But the index is up by 0.3% when adjusted for the time of year. What do these numbers indicate? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

Music from this show

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Roygbiv
Boards Of Canada
Oscillate Wildly [Instrumental]
The Smiths
Chain
School of Seven Bells
Just Dance [feat. Colby O'Donis]
Lady Gaga
 

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