Jul 21, 2011

Marketplace for July 21, 2011

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Marketplace for July 21, 2011

Segments From this episode

Where has the rage against banks gone?

Jul 21, 2011
The near-collapse of the financial system created anger across the country. But now there's another target for all that emotion.

No-tax pledge is bigger than Grover Norquist

Jul 21, 2011
Norquist is the long-time promoter of the no-new-tax pledge that almost every Republican in Congress has signed. But when he suggested that letting the Bush tax cuts expire wouldn't technically be a tax increase, it became clear the pledge is bigger than any one person.

How the Dodd-Frank rules are made

Jul 21, 2011
One year after President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act, more than 300 new rules for the financial sector are on the way. How banks and other interests go about shaping them is fairly straightforward, at least to start: Write a letter. Get in line to talk to the rule-makers.

Prescription drug managment companies consolidate

Jul 21, 2011
Express Scripts agrees to buy Medco Health Solutions to gain market clout.

MetLife to sell its banking operations

Jul 21, 2011
Insurance giant MetLife says the move to shrink is aimed at avoiding regulatory scrutiny for financial firms deemed "too big to fail."

Tour the new consumer finance protection agency

Jul 21, 2011
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opens today in Washington, one year after President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law. A tour of the offices shows what the bureau is as it opens, even though it has yet to get a director.

Latest Greek bailout won't solve Eurozone problems

Jul 21, 2011
Greece is getting another bailout package -- one that nearly treats it like a default -- but that won't be enough to solve the fundamental problems of the Eurozone.

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The Fun Powder Plot Wild Beasts
Soft Washed Out

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