Marketplace for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Law firms revise recruitment practices

Big law firms used to recruit new lawyers early to lock in the best students. But with the recession drying up business, the legal profession has had to rethink its old way of doing things. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs

Letters: Diesel, voicemail, health care

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving clean diesel, hating voicemail, and a commentary on health care rumors.

What good does the Dow rising do?

The Dow Industrials has made a run at hitting the 10,000 mark recently. Commentator Robert Reich says the rally isn't really helping working Americans.
Posted In: Wall Street

Federal Reserve after the bailouts

Alice Rivlin, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the different bailouts sponsored by the Fed, and whether the financial system is still dependent on its programs.

Parties target students to boost sales

As students head back to school for the start of fall semester, store owners are hoping to cash in on sales of college essentials. One retailer is even throwing a party. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Education, Retail

Franchisees sour on Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees are accusing the company of using lawsuits and huge fees to push stores out and get new ones into the chain. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

U.N. offsets balance CO2 emissions

Dignitaries traveling to New York for the U.N. General Assembly are piling up on carbon emissions. But one day of the assembly will actually end up carbon neutral. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Obama's financial reform options

At a House committee hearing on how to reform the financial industry, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said he'd like regulation proposals to be tougher. Bob Moon reports on what the White House can do on its own.

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Sugar Kane
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Seventeen Years
Built To Spill
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