Marketplace for Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Obama's address: A Gulf battle plan

Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what President Obama said in his speech on the BP oil spill, how he responded to criticism he's gotten over enacting a deepwater drilling moratorium, and the impact all of this will have on developing a cleaner energy strategy going forward.
Posted In: Oil

Debt crisis tests Spaniards' faith in euro

In Spain, the countries largest unions are protesting over plans to reform the country's labor laws. But the government has been forced to take these measures by fellow members of the eurozone. Stephen Beard reports.

Starbucks brews free Wi-Fi, site access

This summer, Starbucks will stop charging for Internet access and offer free Wi-Fi. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Internet

How the working poor became big biz

Journalist Gary Rivlin talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Broke USA," and the business of making money off the poor.
Posted In: Books

How important was home buyer credit?

The National Association of Home Builders' monthly index of builder confidence is down to levels last seen in February. Home builders have lost confidence that many people want to buy a new house now that the government's temporary tax credit has expired. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

European officials scoff at junk rating

Government leaders around the world have been pressuring credit-rating agencies to be more honest with investors. Except, apparently, when it comes to the risk that certain European countries could go bankrupt. Bob Moon explains.

Oil companies' disaster plans criticized

On Capitol Hill, chief executives of the world's largest oil companies defended their commitment to safety standards. And took the opportunity to blame BP for ignoring the same standards. But were the mistakes that caused the Gulf spill really a break from the norm or just business as usual? Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Oil

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How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Nancy Sinatra
Let It Rock (featuring Lil Wayne)
Kevin Rudolf
Eva
Marc Grau

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