Marketplace for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wall Street's less honest after Lehman

Regulators who let Lehman Brother collapse admit it was a tough ride, but claim it all worked out in the end. Commentator David Skeel says otherwise.

Women are key to ending poverty

Authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk with Kai Ryssdal about their book, "Half the Sky," and why more aid should be targeted to women so countries can be lifted out of impoverishment.
Posted In: Books, Charity

L.A. restaurant has the links to success

Many businesses are struggling to get by in this recession, but there are success stories. Caitlan Carroll reports on one restaurant in downtown Los Angeles that's sizzling even as the economy cools.
Posted In: Food

Commission looks for answers to crisis

Congress' Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will soon begin investigating how the U.S. economy came close to collapse. The commission's chairman, Phil Angelides, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what he hopes to find and how it may aid regulation.

Credit card companies try new tactics

With consumers defaulting and newfound scrutiny from lawmakers, credit card companies are in a tough place. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that's got companies trying a new tactic.

Does Cadbury have merger appetite?

Kraft Foods is denying it will unload any of its brands to pay for a possible acquisition of Cadbury. Joel Rose reports the candy maker may be holding out for a better bid, or may go it alone.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Health care plans may be too expensive

When it comes to health care, one thing almost everybody agrees on is that everyone should have insurance. But getting there is the problem. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

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Where It's At
Beck
Matadjem Yinmixan
Tinariwen
Men's Needs [CSS Remix]
The Cribs

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