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Marketplace for Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Get to know Stacey, the savvy single

In part two of our series on data mining, Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith visits a data mining company and sees what they know about her through her credit card transactions, Facebook account... It's a lot.

U.S. debt not sustainable

Kai Ryssdal talks to Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson about the unsustainable debt load of the United States.

U.S. hesitant to accept Dutch oil clean-up tech

The Dutch have some of the best oil spill clean-up technology in the world, and they've offered it to the U.S. to help with the BP oil spill -- only to be told that their help is not necessary.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

'Race to the Top' motivates schools to reform, but changes may not last

Just the prospect of winning money through the Obama Administration's "Race to the Top" fund was enough for some school districts to make drastic reforms, but given the already tight budgets on all levels of government, can these reforms last?
Posted In: Education

Will Basel III help the U.S.?

Towards the end of this year, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will agree on a third round of bank regulations for safer banking standards around the world. Marketplace's Bob Moon sees what effect Basel III can have on the U.S. financial system.
Posted In: Banks

What will BP's future look like?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Krissy Clark about what BP's second quarter earnings report and the sale of $30 billion in assets means for the oil company.
Posted In: Oil

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Big In Japan (Original)
Alphaville
Hate It Or Love It - Instrumental
Instrumental Icons
Still D.R.E. (Album Version (Edited)) [feat. Snoop Dogg] [Clean]
Dr. Dre