Jun 15, 2011

Marketplace for June 15, 2011

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Marketplace for June 15, 2011

Segments From this episode

A second stimulus?

Jun 15, 2011
June Gloom could be one way to describe the current economic climate. So what can be done?

Are U.S. drug users to blame for Mexican border violence?

Jun 15, 2011
Twenty-two million Americans use illegal drugs, and the U.S. government wants to start looking in the mirror as the Mexican drug war escalates.

Violent protests in Greece as cuts bite

Jun 15, 2011
Protestors hit the streets in several Greek cities to protest government spending cuts, but Greece's dire financial situation requires the austerity measures.

In China, inflation causes discontent

Jun 15, 2011
Rising food and gas prices in China are making millions of Chinese unhappy. The government is taking steps to prevent further unrest.

Pandora pops on stock market debut

Jun 15, 2011
Pandora, the Internet music service, went public to an enthusiastic reception. Did its investment bankers get the share price right?

Letters: NACA, supermarkets and childhood development

Jun 15, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: when Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America couldn't help a homeowner, why supermarkets aren't evil and the influence of adoptive parents.

Inflation is on the rise, but many experts aren't worried

Jun 15, 2011
The Consumer Price Index can be confusing. Will the latest numbers add up to healthy economic growth, or something as serious as stagflation?

House Republicans tackle the budget

Jun 15, 2011
The House is moving forward on passing spending bills to meet the fiscal year deadline of Oct. 1. Whether its political will is all for naught, though, is yet to be seen.

Music from the episode

Melting Pot Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood
Heart of Glass Apollo Brown
Wildcat Ratatat