Apr 11, 2011

Marketplace for April 11, 2011

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Marketplace for April 11, 2011

Segments From this episode

Rooster feathers prized by fishermen are now popular in hair salons

Apr 11, 2011
Competition between anglers and stylists threatens a shortage of rooster feathers. Producers look to boost supply.

Debt debate forces companies to ask: What if?

Apr 11, 2011
As the political battle shifts from the budget to the U.S. debt, banks and other firms weigh contingency plans for a possible government default.

Doctors take chances with their health

Apr 11, 2011
A Duke University study finds doctors often choose riskier treatments for themselves than for their patients.

As gas prices rise, drivers step off the pedal

Apr 11, 2011
Gasoline sales have fallen for five straight weeks, according to MasterCard, signaling that pump prices may have reached an economic tipping point.

Federal budget deal is $38.5 billion

Apr 11, 2011
Marketplace reports on what gets cut this fiscal year and who takes the hit.

Has the government promised more than it can deliver?

Apr 11, 2011
Robert Samuelson of Newsweek and The Washington Post discusses why the government may have set itself up for failure, and why constituents are to blame.

A month after the earthquake, Japan struggles

Apr 11, 2011
One month after a 9.0 earthquake then a tsunami and nuclear leak hit Japan's Northeast coast, the country is struggling to mend its economy.

Music from the episode

Strictly Rule Vetiver
Bermuda Kisses

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