May 14, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, May 14, 2010

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Senate plan may cap debit swipe fees

May 14, 2010
Every time you pay with plastic, somebody else pays too. The business that's taking the card pays a fee to the bank that issues the card. And the credit card firm gets some money too. But the Senate has passed an amendment that would restrict those types of interchange fees. Jeff Horwich reports.

BP faces criticism from PR experts

May 14, 2010
BP's CEO is taking flak for his comment that the big oil spill is "tiny" in relation to the "very big ocean." With one researcher suggesting that the massive oil leak could be much bigger than BP has admitted, the company is increasingly on the defensive. Bob Moon reports.

'Law & Order' cancellation hurts actors

May 14, 2010
NBC is ending long-running drama "Law & Order." Some spin-offs of the show will remain on the air, but the news is a big blow for actors in New York City. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Separation helps keep us safe

May 14, 2010
Senators want tougher rules for Wall Street. Wall Street says it's just trying to make money. At times it seems like the people in Washington, D.C., and New York are speaking a different language. But commentator K.C. Cole says boundaries may be a good thing.

Weekly Wrap: The markets and more

May 14, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on in investors' minds right now and signs of recovery in the economy.

Will the eurozone pull through crisis?

May 14, 2010
In a speech, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker suggested there was threat of a break up to the eurozone. Professor Barry Eichengreen talks with Kai Ryssdal about what can see the eurozone through its crisis and what would happen if a country pulls out of the euro.

Can Robin Hood save his own hood?

May 14, 2010
The city of Nottingham wants to capitalize on the new "Robin Hood" movie and draw tourists to the rather depressing city in the British Midlands. Those who do, however, might find that Sherwood Forest is a sad remnant of its former self. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

Ball and Chain Social Distortion
Golden Cage The Whitest Boy Alive