Marketplace for Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Episode Description 

Candidates search for election funds

John McCain still trails Barack Obama in fundraising, but may find help from an array of independent groups. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Politico's Jeanne Cummings about where the campaigns will turn for money in this election.

Take the politics out of FEMA

The way the government handles a natural disaster can clearly have political ramifications, but commentator David Frum argues that's not an excuse to let politicians manage disaster relief.

Getty to snap up Flickr users' pics

Thanks to a licensing deal between stock photo agency Getty Images and popular photo sharing site Flickr, you could soon cash in on those vacation snapshots. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

Afghanistan's bumpy road to recovery

One of the biggest reasons Afghanistan's revival can't get traction is the poor roads that make getting from place to place a struggle. Greg Warner reports.

SEC works to rein in raters

The SEC is revamping the way credit rating agencies hand out scores after several gave high marks to risky securities. Host Kai Ryssdal asks SEC Chairman Christopher Cox about efforts to rein in raters.
Posted In: Economy

A sweet new sugar option

Coca-Cola and Cargill are throwing their hats into the sweetener ring with Truvia, an all-natural substitute made from a plant 300 times sweeter than sugar. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Food

Apple readies App Store for iPhone

Apple's latest iPhone launches Friday, but the real buzz is around a software update that will give iPhone users access to third party applications. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Steve & Barry's unravels

Retailer Steve & Barry's, known for selling hip clothes for next to nothing, has filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

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