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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Comparing housing in the 90s & today

For many folks, the 90s weren't a whole lot better financially than they are right now. But there wasn't a big rush to rescue homeowners suffering from a housing plunge, and the hard times never rose to the threat of a global catastrophe. Why? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

Summer air travel's up, and so are fares

This summer, stronger travel demand is going to run smack dab into a much smaller airline industry and all the crowded flights that will entail. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Biz model for domain names to change

The practice of hoarding available domain names on the Internet may soon become a broken business model. Cash Peters explains.
Posted In: Internet

Mistakes made at Bear Stearns

Alan "Ace" Greenberg, former CEO of Bear Sterns, talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns," whether he regrets anything he did at the company, and his experiences at the helm of a now-extinct investment bank.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

HP shifts biz to provide more services

Hewlett-Packard has announced a major restructuring that will lay off thousands. The changes are part of a trend among major computer firms to move away from building computers to providing services to the companies that buy them. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

U.S., Europe clash on bank stress tests

At a G-20 meeting, the U.S. will urge Europeans to scrutinize their banks more closely and publish the results. But Europeans may prefer a more discreet approach. Stephen Beard reports.

BP's future cloudy with oil uncertainty

The existence of BP is at stake depending on what happens with the massive Gulf oil leak. BP has already lost almost a third of its market value in the last six weeks, even though the cost of the Gulf oil spill so far has only added up to about a billion dollars for the company. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Oil

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Gold Lion
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Damaged Goods (Remastered Album Version)
Gang Of Four
Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) (Album Version)
Black Kids
Get Better John
Mux Mool