Marketplace for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Why investors trade with Goldman

At a Senate hearing, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was asked if his bank had an obligation to tell clients they were being sold a shoddy product. Blankein said investors knew what they were getting into. If he's right, why would anyone want to bet against them? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

China paranoid over currency question

Commentator David Frum recently returned from a State Department-sponsored tour of Chinese universities, and says many students expressed concern over U.S. pressure on China to "up value" its currency.

Telekom aims for more women on board

In Germany, women are almost completely absent from boardrooms. Now one company is doing something about it. Kyle James reports.
Posted In: Jobs

What it takes to achieve excellence

BBC sports commentator Matthew Syed talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "Bounce," and what lies behind success and excellence in sports and other endeavors.
Posted In: Books

The impact of Greece's debt crisis

Spain became the third European country in two days to have its bond rating downgraded. European bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Tess Vigeland about what implications that move will have and the latest rescue package for Greece.

Plastic pushes up Dow Chemical profits

Strong profits from big companies sent the stock market up today, and one of them was Dow Chemical. Its net income surged almost 2300%. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Is burning leaked oil worth the costs?

The U.S. Coast Guard set fire to parts of a giant oil slick that is spreading just off the Louisiana coast. Burning the oil is designed to keep it from drifting into coastal estuaries and wetlands filled with wildlife. John Dimsdale reports clean-up crews are facing no easy choices.
Posted In: Oil

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Dinner With Blockhead
Aesop Rock
In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)
Junior Boys
Alright, Already
Combustible Edison