Marketplace for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama sets stage for long-term reforms

President Obama says he's proud, but not satisfied about his first 100 days in office. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what to expect for the next 100 days and beyond.

How've you spent the past 100 days?

President Obama has spent most of the 100 days since his inauguration trying to save the economy. Kai Ryssdal takes a look back at what some regular folks have achieved in that same period.

The effects of Chrysler cutting dealers

The pieces to keep Chrysler out of bankruptcy are falling into place. But the automaker still has to slash some of its 3,200 dealerships. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Auto

What's changed since Truman's trip?

In 1953, Harry Truman packed his Chrysler New Yorker and hit the road. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Matthew Algeo, author of "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure" about what has changed since the former president's road trip.
Posted In: Books

Obama hedges his bets on optimism

It's President Obama's 100th day in office, and comparisons to other administrations are in full swing. Commentator David Frum says Obama's gambling a little too much on a rosy scenario.

Swine flu infects the global economy

It's not just people getting sick with the swine flu -- it's also hurting the global economy. Mitchell Hartman reports on the outbreak's economic impact worldwide.
Posted In: Health

Pork producers fight against swine flu

The swine flu outbreak has taken a big bite out of the pork industry. Will the pork industry be able to reshape its image to bounce back? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food

Glimmers of hope with GDP contraction

The Commerce Department reports that the economy shrank by 6.1% in the first quarter. But there are still reasons for investors to be hopeful. Jeremy Hobson explains.

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The World Is Our ___
This Will Destroy You
Working Man
Lowell Fulson
The Whitest Boy Alive

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