Aug 10, 2011

Marketplace for August 10, 2011

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Marketplace for August 10, 2011

Segments From this episode

Time to focus on jobs and growth

Aug 10, 2011
Commentator Robert Reich says Washington's focus on debt and deficits will not cure what really ails the U.S. economy.

First Village Post Office debuts in Malone

Aug 10, 2011
The U.S. Postal Service launches the first of its money-saving village post offices in a tiny town in Washington State.

Letters: S&P response and new 'sad music'

Aug 10, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the S&P's comments on the downgrade, cutting taxes for young people and your picks for Marketplace's 'sad music'

Market gyrations cause heartache, economic pain

Aug 10, 2011
For traders, stock market volatility creates opportunities to profit. For the rest of us, it generates fear that hurts businesses and the economy

Oil price ripple effects

Aug 10, 2011
High prices last week, low prices this week. That volatility carries a cost

Downgrade: Is it '08 all over again?

Aug 10, 2011
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses how the crisis were facing now differs from the '08 financial crisis and why we have a divided economy.

will.i.am on the importance of funding science education

Aug 10, 2011
The frontman of the musical group Black Eyed Peas also happens to be the director of creative innovation at Intel. And this Sunday, he hopes to shed light on a foundation teaching young people about science and innovation

Music from the episode

Just Can’t Get Enough The Black Eyed Peas
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au Supplice (The March to the Scaffold) Hector Berlioz, Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Andreas Spörri