Apr 30, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, April 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 30, 2010

Segments From this episode

A U.S. crackdown on offshore drilling?

Apr 30, 2010
The Obama administration dispatched inspectors to the Gulf of Mexico to check safety conditions aboard deepwater rigs. And officials blasted BP, owner of the downed rig, for not doing more to contain damage. Are new federal safety rules on the industry far behind? Brett Neely reports.

States must decide on high-risk pools

Apr 30, 2010
States are on deadline to decide whether to take federal money to run a new insurance pool for people with serious medical problems or tell the feds to run it themselves. Gregory Warner reports.

German aid for Greece comes with price

Apr 30, 2010
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says his country's survival is at stake and needs bailout funds. Germany has been the main obstacle to the bailout, but word from Berlin is Germans are prepared to help. Stephen Beard reports.

Why the rise in 'strategic' defaults?

Apr 30, 2010
A new study finds a spike in the number of so-called "strategic" defaults. That's when someone can afford payments, but abandons a home because it's worth less than the mortgage. Jeff Tyler reports.

Weekly Wrap: Goldman Sachs, reform

Apr 30, 2010
Freelance business journalist John Carney and Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Tess Vigeland about the latest with Goldman Sachs and where we are with financial reform.

Money drives decisions on college

Apr 30, 2010
The clock is ticking for high school seniors to send in deposits to reserve their college spots. Amy Scott reports these days money is a big factor in choosing colleges, especially in this economy.

Rap's recession leads to new biz model

Apr 30, 2010
Rap superstars 10 years ago were all about the bling, but a lot has changed since then. Pitchfork staff writer Tom Breihan talks with Tess Vigeland about why he says a rap recession is underway and what will drive the genre's success in the future.

Music from the episode

Europa Marc Grau
Falling Over Evening The Six Parts Seven