Marketplace for Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Can BP CEO hang on to his job?

President Obama said if BP CEO Tony Hayward were working for him, he wouldn't have a job after some of the things he's said. Hayward has come under fire for several remarks, including saying "I'd like my life back." Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why he still has a job and whether he will be able to keep it.
Posted In: Oil

Swiss lawmakers derail U.S.-UBS deal

The lower house of Switzerland's parliament voted down a deal struck last summer between U.S. officials and the Swiss bank UBS to reveal the names of account holders who authorities say owe taxes. Alisa Roth reports on the impact of the vote.
Posted In: Crime, Taxes

Concern over a bond market bubble?

The word "bubble" might come to mind when you think of the Great Recession. And now there is some worry about another bubble developing -- this time in the bond market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Spanish workers protest austerity plan

Spanish public-sector workers held a one-day strike against a government plan to shrink the country's budget deficit with austerity measures. The strike was not as widely supported as unions may have hoped, but more widespread action could be on the way. Stephen Beard reports.

What's in the cards for our economy?

Europe's debt crisis and the weak jobs report have led to chatter about the possibility of a double-dip recession. J. Bradford DeLong, economist at U.C. Berkley, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the chances of that happening.
Posted In: Economy

Time for consumer action on Foxconn

Foxconn builds a lot of the world's most well-known gadgets, like the iPhone. But a recent string of suicides at the company's factory in southern China has raised the pressure on Apple and other clients to do something. Commentator Farhad Manjoo says customers ought to do something, too.

Cooperation helps MBA grads find jobs

Graduation season's here, and life after the diploma doesn't look as daunting as last year for new grads. Things may be looking up as some MBA students figure out how to land a job in a tough economy. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

An oath for MBAs to be better leaders

Before they get to Wall Street, some new business school graduates are signing onto a new professional code of conduct. Peter Escher, author of "The MBA Oath," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his push for more accountability among MBAs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Jobs

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