May 22, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, May 22, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 22, 2009

Segments From this episode

The dollar is losing some of its strength

May 22, 2009
The U.S. dollar was remarkably solid during much of the past year. But now the greenback has hit a low for the year and is on track for its biggest weekly fall in two months. Jeremy Hobson reports.

How retailers plan to lure shoppers

May 22, 2009
Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks some of the deepest discounts of the year. But in a recession, prices are already low. What can retailers do to attract shoppers? Joel Rose reports.

Weekly Wrap: A reality check

May 22, 2009
T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks and Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about how to characterize what's going on in the market, and double checking optimism in the economy.

China beats U.S. fiscal stimulus plan

May 22, 2009
As the U.S. grapples with its first climate change bill, commentator Todd Buccholz says it could learn a lot from China's ambitious climate agenda and its stimulus plan.

Is life a beach for Maryland store?

May 22, 2009
Many people take the time to get away on Memorial Day weekend. Is it the same during a recession? Perry Pillas owns a beachfront store in Maryland and talks with Kai Ryssdal about how his business is doing.

New TV ads to stand out this fall season

May 22, 2009
The major TV networks have wrapped up their advertising presentations at this year's upfront. MediaWeek's Michael Burgi talks with Kai Ryssdal about how some networks are trying to snare ad money by promising new ways to make ads stand out.

New law forces some pools to pull plug

May 22, 2009
The Memorial Day weekend is when many public swimming pools open up for the unofficial start of summer. But several pools may remain closed for part of the season due to a new law. Lisa Napoli reports.

Small talk: Airlines, Canada, Pringles

May 22, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Phyllis Owens and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Air New Zealand matchmaking, college students heading to Canada, and Pringles potato chips.

Music from the episode

Summer Crowds In Europe The Clientele
Pneumonia Fog
Autumn Walker Jets To Brazil