Jul 18, 2011

Marketplace for July 18, 2011

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Marketplace for July 18, 2011

Segments From this episode

Shoplifting explained

Jul 18, 2011
Rachel Shteir discusses her new book, "The Steal," why people shoplift, and how much it costs American families.

Mosquitoes swamp Florida

Jul 18, 2011
Mosquito control is an essential of life in Florida, but state and local budget cuts are weakening the campaign.

New nominee for consumer finance protection

Jul 18, 2011
Richard Cordray, former attorney general of Ohio, is the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But is any alternative to Elizabeth Warren, the interim head of the bureau, acceptable to Republicans who oppose the agency?

Extreme heat adds to U.S. economic worries

Jul 18, 2011
From crops in peril to higher electricity bills for cash-strapped local governments, the summer heat wave further rattles the economy.

Investors suffer as Murdoch's scandals continue

Jul 18, 2011
Shares in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation fell today. Many small investors may not realize how exposed they are to the company's fortunes.

Facebook's boom brings jobs to rural Oregon

Jul 18, 2011
An old sawmill town in Oregon is home to a Facebook data center. It's helped the local economy, even though there are relatively few jobs at the "server farm."

The details of the latest debt ceiling plans

Jul 18, 2011
There are a lot of different debt ceiling plans in progress right now in Washington, but will any get through before the Aug. 2nd deadline?

Music from the episode

1517 - Instrumental The Whitest Boy Alive
1517 - Instrumental The Whitest Boy Alive