Apr 18, 2011

Marketplace for April 18, 2011

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Marketplace for April 18, 2011

Segments From this episode

Era of 'tough oil' won't deter drillers

Apr 18, 2011
Nowadays, oil is tough to get, expensive and risky. Yet true believers in the oil sector say they're up to the task -- and have the track record to prove it.

A history of tax burdens in the U.S.

Apr 18, 2011
Joseph Thorndike of Tax Analysts explains how taxes for nearly everyone have been reduced over the past few decades.

Rating agency's debt warning rattles investors

Apr 18, 2011
Standard & Poor's lowers the outlook for U.S. government bonds, raising investor concerns about the political battle to cut budget deficits.

SCOTUS to hear case over global warming

Apr 18, 2011
The justices have to decide whether nuisance lawsuits can be filed against power companies over greenhouse gas emissions.

Facebook shares for the masses

Apr 18, 2011
Privately traded Facebook shares are sought after by wealthy investors. Now T. Rowe Price has made them available for all through mutual funds.
Facebook displayed on a laptop screen.
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Our complicated relationship with plastic

Apr 18, 2011
Susan Freinkel, author of "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," discusses our relationship with plastic -- its important uses and the harm it can cause.

Music from the episode

Rockit Herbie Hancock