May 7, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, May 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, May 7, 2010

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Who's to blame for the big Dow drop?

May 7, 2010
In the rehashing of what happened on the stock market yesterday, the fight has largely come down to computers versus people. Some are blaming so-called high-frequency trading and others take the fat-finger theory that a trader typed in too many zeroes in a sell order. Amy Scott reports.

Ripple effects of Europe's credit crunch

May 7, 2010
Investors are looking at the debt problems in Europe and the effect they're having on the credit markets there. A number of indicators point to a tightening of credit at European banks. Jeremy Hobson reports.

No work for some despite jobs report

May 7, 2010
There were 290,000 jobs created in April, but the unemployment rate went up two ticks to 9.9%. That's because more people entered the labor force -- nearly a million more unemployed workers hunting for jobs that are still hard to come by. Mitchell Hartman reports.

McDonald's to use location-based media

May 7, 2010
Location-based applications are where it's at today -- software for your smartphone that allows users to share where they are. The business opportunities have not gone unnoticed. Jeff Tyler explains.

Weekly Wrap: Analyzing the Dow's drop

May 7, 2010
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and The Big Money's Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about what happened when the Dow plunged this week, and whether the fall will help with financial reform.

Mama works hard, so let her sleep!

May 7, 2010
The clock is ticking -- Have you bought your mom a Mother's Day gift? Tanya Ott has some advice: Forget the candy and flowers and give your mom some extra hours of sleep.

What's next for U.K. after election?

May 7, 2010
After the U.K.'s general election resulted in a hung parliament, its two big parties are trying to put something together with the third-place Liberal Democrats. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Kai Ryssdal.

Small talk: Apple site, pork test, women

May 7, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Dalasie Michaelis, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about a dating site for Apple lovers, a test for pork, and how beautiful women can raise your stress level.

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