Marketplace for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Episode Description 

Pulling profit from the rubble

One person's trash is another's treasure in China where the salvage of raw materials from the rubble of last month's earthquake is becoming an industry. Lisa Chow reports.

Letters from our listeners

Our latest stories on food left a foul taste in some listeners' mouths. Host Kai Ryssdal serves up your thoughts on our recent coverage.

Hollywood braces for actors strike

Production on movies and television has again slowed to a virtual halt under the threat of an actors strike. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Variety reporter Joe Adalian about the stakes this time.
Posted In: Entertainment

The Petrobras way

A Brazilian oil company that once bartered poultry for oil is now the sixth-largest corporation in the world -- and has set its sights on the U.S. market. Dan Grech reports on the company's rise.

Food crisis solution: Go vegan

We grow enough food for everyone, but livestock are devouring our food supply. Commentator and bioethicist Peter Singer says unless we change, the dinner plate of the future will look far different.

High hopes for new Alzheimer's drug

It's got a big name -- bapineuzumab -- but a new Alzheimer's drug could also have a big payoff. With projections in the billions, it could be the highest grossing drug in history. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

New Chapters in seniors' lives: 7 and 11

The number of seniors filing for bankruptcy has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, according to an AARP study. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Will more Saudi oil help at the pump?

Analysts are divided on whether more oil from Saudi Arabia will ease the pressure on prices or just introduce more chaos into the market. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

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About a Boy
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