Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 1/22

Bill Radke Jan 22, 2010

Bill Radke: And finally, here’s all the week’s business news in under 60 seconds. This is the Marketplace Minute.

The high court says a company can buy a campaign and
money is a kind of speech and muting it is bad.
Progressives say the ruling means our politics will worsen.
Corporations shouldn’t have the rights we give a person.
While conservatives, in general, said the ruling’s pretty neat-o,
and they’re glad that Bush appointed Justice Samuel Alito.

Cadbury and Kraft are getting married — we assume.
They’ve been off and on, and now they’re back together — get a room!

President Obama used his clout (which now is fading)
to propose some major limits on proprietary trading.
So investment firms that helped dump the country in the tank
would be forced to pick a lane — are you a hedge fund or a bank?

Goldman Sachs made billions in the quarter — not a rarity.
Since people hate their bonuses, they’re getting some to charity.

Coakley got beat
for Ted Kennedy’s seat.
So the health-care bill
is unlikelier still.

Japan Airlines is at a low ebb.
The New York Times will charge on the Web.

China is scary.
It’s growing too fast.
And investors are wary
it ain’t gonna last.

So Asia’s a bubble — how bad could it be?
I’ll see you at marketplace.org.

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