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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

China's economic numbers don't add up

As China prepares to celebrate 60 years of communist rule, there's talk about how well its economy is doing. But commentator Paul Kedrosky says China's numbers bear a lot more scrutiny.

Food makers hungry to change for WIC

The WIC program, which offers nutrition education and food vouchers to low-income families, will soon get a healthy overhaul. But to cash in, food manufacturers have had to make some adjustments. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Food

Why oil may be a cursed resource

Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Is Europe's carbon trading all smoke?

Europe's market in so-called carbon credits is designed to cut CO2 emissions using the profit motive. But some climate campaigners have dismissed it as a giant scam. Stephen Beard reports.

U.S. may ban insurers of Iran's cargo

The Obama administration is looking at ways to disrupt Iran's economy if it doesn't come clean about its nuclear program. Bob Moon reports global insurance companies doing business with Iran may be targeted.

What the increase in RV sales tells us

Among all the gloomy economic indicators out there, there's one glimmer of hope: motor home and RV sales are up. Joel Rose reports on the RV Index.
Posted In: Travel

FDIC looks for ways to replenish fund

Banking regulators say they expect bank failures to cost the FDIC $100 billion over the next four years. Steve Henn reports the FDIC is doing everything it can to avoid another taxpayer-financed bailout.
Posted In: Economy

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Milton Road
Mice Parade
In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)
Junior Boys
Look At The Sky
Ulrich Schnauss