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Marketplace for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some cities want fewer roadways, not more

Wider roads and new freeways and highways are a big part of the President Obama's stimulus plan, except many urban areas want to tear down highways and freeways, not build them.

Making the most of 9 p.m.

After Larry King announced he was ending his talk show in the fall, CNN has been tackling the challenge of filling his 9 p.m. slot, one of TV's most crucial spots.
Posted In: Entertainment

Stay plugged in while traveling

Kai Ryssdal talks to "Attack of the Show" host Kevin Pereira the latest in tech gadgets to take on your summer trip.
Posted In: Travel

Gulf seafood gets 'sniff' tests for oil, chemicals

When the BP oil spill started, people immediately wondered about how the oil would affect the animals, particularly seafood that people consume -- but Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports that people should also be looking out for chemical dispersants.

The chips are up and the economy's too?

Intel just posted its best quarter in 10 years. Experts wonder: Can the chip maker's success be an indicator of better things to come for the economy?

Reform bill grazed past shadow banks

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace editor Paddy Hirsch how the financial reform bill barely touched on shadow banks, "alter egos" larger banks use to cover up risky investments.
Posted In: Banks

Small banks more prone to failure?

Small banks are having a hard time paying back their TARP money and are more vulnerable to failure and government take over -- but some experts say that small bank failures is just par for the course.
Posted In: Banks

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