Apr 23, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, April 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 23, 2010

Segments From this episode

Enron drama plays out on the stage

Apr 23, 2010
Playwright Lucy Prebble talks with Kai Ryssdal about her play, "Enron," what her thought process was as she put pen to paper, and how she personifies debt on stage.

Is it time for Fed to raise interest rates?

Apr 23, 2010
The Federal Reserve monetary policy makers are facing a tough question: Will they be encouraging more risky behavior if they hold the lending rate to banks at, effectively, zero? Bob Moon reports.

Gatorade regroups to get back in game

Apr 23, 2010
Gatorade's U.S. sales dropped more than 10% last year. So the sports drink company is taking on a new strategy, and you might notice it if you tune into the NBA playoffs. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Gatorade Prime
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Will reform bill change rating agencies?

Apr 23, 2010
Credit rating agencies helped along the financial crisis by evaluating investments built from shaky subprime loans and giving the go-ahead to purchase. Will the financial reform bill do anything to change their relationship with banks? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Weekly Wrap: A slow march to reform

Apr 23, 2010
Freelance business journalist John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether efforts to reform Wall Street might get somewhere after the fraud charges brought against Goldman Sachs by the SEC.

Seattle real estate market in a long lull

Apr 23, 2010
The recession hit Seattle later than other cities, but the Emerald City is still trying to decide if its economy is improving or getting worse. Jeff Tyler reports.

Small talk: Prison theft, Spirit, pelicans

Apr 23, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rafael Cohen, Rod Abid, Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Robbing a prison, Spirit's pre-reclined airplane seats, and getting rid of pelicans in Idaho.

Music from the episode

Benzi Box Danger Doom, CeeLo Green
Benzi Box Danger Doom, CeeLo Green