Segments From this episode
In part two of our interview with Idealab CEO Bill Gross, Kai Ryssdal finds out how he chooses which ideas to keep, which ideas have been significant and how he has personally changed along with the company.
The Senate could vote on a bill that would let bankruptcy judges reset the terms of mortgages to keep stave off foreclosing. But some analysts worry this could cut the value for homeowners. John Dimsdale reports.
The rate of deforestation of the Amazon has doubled over last year in Brazil, and the federal government has launched a campaign to arrest illegal loggers. Dan Grech reports conservation experts also want to promote rainforest sustainability.
A large-scale Chinese IPO is hoping to raise billions to help build up the country's railway. Scott Tong reports China doesn't have nearly enough tracks to cover the millions of commuters on the rails.
Stem cell experts are predicting the industry will grow from $36 million to $8.5 billion in the next 10 years. Jeremy Hobson reports much of that will be for the treatment of the nation's deadliest diseases.
A study out on anti-depressants says Prozac and Paxil have more or less the same effect as placebos. The companies that produce these drugs have dismissed the report's findings. Stephen Beard reports.
A proposal in Mexico would make runaway brides and grooms reimburse each other for the expenses of the wedding, rather than leave the bride's family with the bill. Dan Grech reports the bill could have a negative effect.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 26, 2008