Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Very different states of unemployment

How much someone gets in an unemployment check -- and even whether they're eligible at all -- depends a lot on where they live. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

One regulator to rule financial system

Who should regulate our financial system? Commentator Robert Reich argues there should be one financial regulator to prevent the kind of fiscal meltdown that sent the U.S. into this recession.

U.K. expense scandal may cost Brown

Fallout from the British lawmakers' expense list scandal continues. Four government ministers have recently quit and more may follow. Stephen Beard reports.

France's new stimulus: Cocktail Hour

France is trying to boost its economy with infrastructure projects, government programs, and food and wine. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Food

How democracy in China looks today

In 1989, Chinese troops attacked pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Shanghai bureau chief Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the democracy movement is doing in China now, some 20 years after the attacks.

Microsoft tells Google to Bing it on

Microsoft's new search engine Bing is the software giant's boldest attempt yet to replace Google as king of the search. Will it work? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science

GM puts dealers in a tight spot

Thousands of GM dealers received a letter this week giving them a choice -- give up control over a lot of their businesses or face closure. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

Why is Bernanke a deficit hawk now?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is warning about the growing deficit, which could reach $2 trillion this year. But there are signs that spending has helped rescue the U.S. economy. Why's he so worried now? Amy Scott reports.

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Misery Is A Butterfly
Blonde Redhead
Bunky's Pick (Bonus Track)
Cut Chemist

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