Marketplace for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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After JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss, it's possible the bank may try to recover salary and bonuses paid to those responsible. Can France's new president Francois Hollande and the German chancellor Angela Merkel find a way forward on the growth and austerity debate in Europe? Despite it probably being the biggest IPO ever, some investors just aren't playing into the whole Facebook hype. A new study says many low- and middle-income families used equity loans during the housing bubble to send their kids to better colleges than they could otherwise afford. And Kai Ryssdal talks to author John Fox about his new book "The Ball," which looks at the games we play and why we play them.

The good, bad, and ugly behind China's weakening economy

Will weak economic indicators out of Beijing be enough to hurt the U.S. economy? Economists differ.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

Tracing the history of the ball

In "The Ball," author John Fox looks at why we play, and how we play, through the titular object.
Posted In: Sports

Private equity and the campaign

Here's a topic you'll hear a lot about in the general election: private equity. And you can thank one of Mitt Romney's Republican opponents for that.
Posted In: private equity, Bain Capital, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich

France's new president meets Germany's leader

New French President Francois Hollande flew to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two differ over the eurozone’s best course.
Posted In: Europe, Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Eurozone

A better college courtesy of the housing boom

Remember the heady days when housing prices just kept going up? A new study says that extra money gave some students a ticket to a more selective school.
Posted In: college savings

Hey brogrammer, let's crush some code

For women in computer science, Silicon Valley's startup world is still a very male place. And one character stands out: The brogrammer.

As Facebook gets pricier, some pros skip IPO

Facebook raised its target share price for its IPO amid strong demand. But some professional investors see warning signs and have decided to skip.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO

JPMorgan may take back pay over trading loss

CEO Jamie Dimon says JPMorgan will consider “clawbacks” of salary and bonuses of those behind the $2 billion trading loss.
Posted In: JPMorgan

Virgin Atlantic to allow in-flight cell phone calls

The apocalypse might actually be upon us.
Posted In: Virgin Atlantic

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Give Up
Suburban Living
Cash On The Barrel Head
The Louvin Brothers
Blind (Full Album Version)
Hercules And Love Affair
Memory Tapes

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