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Apr 17, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, April 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, April 17, 2009

Segments From this episode

Battle over greenhouse gas regulation

Apr 17, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public safety, which could lead to sweeping regulations across several industries. Business groups want Congress to legislate greenhouse gas emissions instead. Steve Henn reports.

How the banks are posting big profits

Apr 17, 2009
Citigroup is the latest big bank to post big earnings -- a $1.6 billion profit in the first quarter. But with the economy still far from sound, how have the banks been able to post such big profits? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

VW zooms past Toyota for sales champ

Apr 17, 2009
Volkswagon's sales surpassed Toyota's, putting it at number one in sales for the first quarter. How did VW do it? Janet Babin reports.

Pirates in trouble, the file-sharing kind

Apr 17, 2009
Founders of the file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay have been found guilty of violating copyright laws. Will the ruling change file sharing? Rico Gagliano reports.

Weekly Wrap: Have banks hit bottom?

Apr 17, 2009
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Citibank have all reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Clusterstock.com's John Carney about whether the good times will last.

A little optimism on the economic road

Apr 17, 2009
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott have been revisiting many of the places they hit last fall to see how people are coping with the downturn. They speak to Kai Ryssdal about whether people, like an Ohio car salesman, are now feeling more optimistic or worse about the economy.
Morton McArthur sells used imports in Cincinnati, Oh.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Is Tecktonik trademark a bad move?

Apr 17, 2009
Tecktonik began as a dance style in the middle class suburbs south of Paris. Now it's a registered trademark that even has its own brand of duvet covers. As John Laurenson reports, not everyone's happy about that.

Music from the episode

Eva Ozomatli
Sun Goddess (feat. Ramsey Lewis) Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis