Jan 10, 2011

Marketplace for January 10, 2011

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Segments From this episode

Growing coffee in China's tea country

Jan 10, 2011
Tea has been an intrinsic part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, but with more urban Chinese demanding coffee, more tea farmers in China's tea-growing regions are also growing coffee.

The price behind the choices we make

Jan 10, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to author Eduardo Porter about why we spend the way we do, the subject of Porter's new book "The Price of Everything."

Cupcakes go to Wall Street

Jan 10, 2011
Crumbs Bake Shop, a national cupcake chain, announced that it will be going public. The company plans on putting the money generated from listing shares on an exchange towards a major expansion. But is this just a fad? Alisa Roth reports.

Can Verizon's network handle all the new iPhone users?

Jan 10, 2011
In anticipation of Verizon unveiling its own iPhone, Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe about how prepared the company's network is to potentially handle a flood of iPhone users, and what this means for AT&T and other cell carriers.

Should GDP measure happiness?

Jan 10, 2011
Some world governments are considering a more holistic reflection of a country's well-being beyond GDP. But it may be a challenge to define what happiness and success is for a whole population.

Governor announces California's tight budget plan

Jan 10, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget plan this morning: a proposed $12 billion in spending cuts. There will be cuts in services like welfare and health care, and it's also expected that Brown may ask voters to raise taxes. Jeff Tyler reports.

New bank fees are aimed at lower income customers

Jan 10, 2011
Now that there are new rules for credit cards and overdraft fees, banks are trying to find money in other places. And as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, this means going after lower income customers, which in turn could move these customers out of the banking system altogether.
Bank customer uses ATM machine.
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Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Talk to Me DJ Vadim, Sena