Apr 4, 2011

Marketplace for April 4, 2011

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Marketplace for April 4, 2011

Segments From this episode

Southwest checks planes after safety scare

Apr 4, 2011
The airline is checking its planes after a hole appeared in one of its jets in flight. Some now question Southwest's fast-turnaround operations.

The downside to Citibank clearing little checks first

Apr 4, 2011
Citibank says it will soon clear little checks before big ones in an effort to reduce bounced checks. Banking consultant Mike Moebs discusses the potential impact that may have.

New zoning fad creates old-style business districts

Apr 4, 2011
City planners increasingly wonder if traditional zoning laws lead to sprawl. So more cities are turning to "form-based" code, which focuses on a building's look, rather than its specific commercial/residential use.

A tipping point for green energy and business

Apr 4, 2011
New finance models means green energy is making better and better business sense.

Banks, retailers warn customers of data breach

Apr 4, 2011
JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Best Buy and others say millions of email addresses may have been exposed when hackers hit data firm Epsilon.
Epsilon logo.
Epsilon

McDonald's supersizes hiring

Apr 4, 2011
The fast food giant will add up to 50,000 new employees in one day. And McDonald's is looking for workers who are looking for more than a McJob.

The complications in distributing foreign aid

Apr 4, 2011
Nearly $1 billion has been given to Japan in earthquake relief aid, but much of it hasn't been distributed to victims yet. There are a number of complexities that come into figuring out how much to give and how.

Music from the episode

Tell Yer Mama Norah Jones
[untitled] Neutral Milk Hotel
Shempi Ratatat
Shempi Ratatat