Marketplace for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Who benefits from Gulf oil spill?

We're all losers from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But there are going to be some winners, too. Rob Schmitz explains.
Posted In: Oil

Trust in poor communities builds profits

In the developing world, the key innovation for marketing soda can be as simple as letting customers grab their own bottle. Gretchen Wilson explains.

America's sleep problem

Author Patricia Morrisroe talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia," whether we're sleeping less than we were 50 years ago, and when America's major sleep problem began.
Posted In: Books

Walgreens to sell personal gene tests

Drugstore chain Walgreens has announced plans to sell genetic testing kits for diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis. But Eve Troeh reports a little knowledge may be a dangerous thing.
Posted In: Health

A plan to split offshore oil agency

Executives from BP and its drilling rig partners tried to explain to the Senate Energy Committee how the Gulf oil accident wasn't their fault. Now changes may be coming to the agency that regulates offshore drilling. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Oil

Lessons for U.S. in the Greek debt crisis

States across the U.S. are facing a conundrum: how to balance their budgets without squeezing wages and benefits for state employees. Commentator Todd Buchholz says the Greek crisis offers some clues.

How new prime minister will affect U.K.

European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about what will top the agenda of new British Prime Minister David Cameron and what the market reaction will be.

Investors nervous over Europe's bailout

European officials approved a $975 billion rescue package to buy debt that made investors euphoric on Monday morning. But reality has set in, and investors are running from the continent. Alisa Roth reports.

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