Marketplace for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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The Federal Reserve is meeting today and tomorrow in Washington -- but is there anything else it can do to help the economy? Kai Ryssdal talks to Neel Kashkari about how the situation in Greece compares to what we went through. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a searchable online database of its credit card consumer complaints. Today, business leaders and environmental groups often work side by side on pressing global issues -- but it isn't always smooth sailing. And we hear about companies embracing the short attention span often seen in media consumption.

Former foes go green together

Once bitter adversaries, environmental groups and global business leaders are working side-by-side on sustainability issues.
Posted In: NGOs, Environment, sustainability

Consumer bureau out with first list of complaints

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made public the details of 137 complaints against credit card companies, but it's just a small fraction of the almost 17,000 such complaints the agency received.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

What's up, Europe? Italy's distraction from the crisis

What are Italians talking about these days? Soccer. But the eurozone crisis is still keeping people on edge.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, Whats up Europe

Immersing viewers in 'Dirty Work'

The web show ropes viewers in by interacting with them on everything from cell phones to Facebook during the show.
Posted In: Entertainment

Fed ponders solution to growth, credit gap

The Federal Reserve faces sluggish growth and a dilemma: Low interest rates aren’t benefiting many needy consumers who have blemished credit.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, credit

A response from the Relative Value Update Committee

We did a story last week about health care costs and a part of the American Medical Association called the Relative Value Update Committee -- RUC. The head of the committee responds to the story.
Posted In: health care

The future of Greece, and other financial crises

A conversation with Neel Kashkari, the former head of TARP and now head analyst with PIMCO, on what Europe can learn from the U.S.'s own financial storm.
Posted In: financial crisis, Neel Kashkari, Greece, bailout

Walgreens to expand, and more economic acronyms

Walgreens will spend nearly $7 billion in a stake in European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. And inspired by yesterday's story on HENRYs, more on economic acronyms.
Posted In: Walgreens

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Brain Freeze
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We're Young and Beautiful
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Digital Love
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