Apr 21, 2011

Marketplace for April 21, 2011

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Marketplace for April 21, 2011

Segments From this episode

Reflections from a New Orleanian

Apr 21, 2011
The BP oil spill changed the lives of many folks along the Gulf Coast. But the resilient culture remains.

Biotech firm looks to clean oil out of laundry detergent

Apr 21, 2011
The BP spill anniversary reminds us that oil is ubiquitous. Replacing it isn't so easy, but some industries are coming up with alternatives.

Are French fries a victim of the economy?

Apr 21, 2011
Sales of frozen fries to restaurants are down.

Manufacturing powers economic, stock market gains

Apr 21, 2011
Strong corporate profits show that industrial output is a bright spot for the U.S. economy, as global demand and a weak dollar drive sales.
A production line manufacturing
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Health insurance reminder for college students

Apr 21, 2011
The Obama administration urges colleges to remind students they qualify for coverage under their parents' health insurance, to get them accustomed to having insurance before the health care law mandates it for everyone.

Marketplace presents: Morgan Spurlock on product placement advertising

Apr 21, 2011
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock discusses his new documentary, "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," and why he decided to make a sponsored film about the world of product placement.

How baseball is reflecting the U.S. economy

Apr 21, 2011
Sports editor Dave Zirin talks about Major League Baseball's decision to take over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and how all of baseball has become a reflection of the downturn of the U.S. economy.

Music from the episode

Baseball Theme Vince Guaraldi Trio
Games The Strokes