Feb 19, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, February 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, February 19, 2010

Segments From this episode

Fed signals end to cheap money supply

Feb 19, 2010
The Federal Reserve bumped up the rate it charges banks for emergency loans, which led to speculation that the federal funds rate would go up soon. John Dimsdale reports the Fed wants you to believe there's less going on here than meets the eye.

Health reform push is about the pool

Feb 19, 2010
Even after the bellyaching in Congress and the fuss over premiums, President Obama is still calling for everyone to have health insurance. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Signs of people taking back the tap

Feb 19, 2010
Nestle says its bottled water division saw revenue evaporate by more than 5% in 2009, and that may have an upside for the planet. Jennifer Collins reports.

The surreal life of a celeb doppelganger

Feb 19, 2010
Ever been told that you look like a certain celebrity? For some people, being a celebrity lookalike is actually a job. But Rico Gagliano reports it can be tough when your work depends on a famous stranger's career.

Will new credit rules change behavior?

Feb 19, 2010
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about new legislation that will cut down on some of the surprises consumers receive in their credit card statements, and how people are feeling about the changes.

Weekly Wrap: Financial regulation

Feb 19, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether Senator Christopher Dodd's new financial regulatory bill will work to stem system risk, and whether any type of reform will really happen.

First Lady puts focus on healthy eating

Feb 19, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Fresh Grocer in North Philadelphia, an area that she says lacked a decent grocery store for 10 years. Bob Moon reports on the Obama administration's healthy food initiative.

Final note: Tiger disrupts trading

Feb 19, 2010
In this final note, you can see how Wall Street traders reacted to Tiger Woods' first on-camera statement since news of his transgressions broke through.

Music from the episode

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson