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Playlist: AmEx prepaid cards and bank reserves

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Tuesday, June 14, 2011

American Express unveiled its low-fee prepaid card today. Big U.S. banks are told to boost their cash holdings. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposes to delay rules governing the $600 trillion swaps market. Continuing our series with Frontera on the drug wars along the U.S.-Mexico border, we heard about the local officers on the line who help deter drug traffickers. Scotts, the fertilizer company, is looking into helping grow medical marijuana. Labor groups lobby for workplace protections for nannies and housekeepers. And Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner talked about the hidden side to parenting and college education. Here are the songs we played:

  • Let the Music - OddiseeBuy
  • Ay, Doctor - ManaBuy
  • Give - Sackcloth FashionBuy
  • Cruel Summer - BananaramaBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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