Jun 17, 2011

Marketplace for June 17, 2011

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Marketplace for June 17, 2011

Segments From this episode

Small talk: NYC camping, Portland water, elk lips

Jun 17, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Camping in the middle of New York City, draining a reservoir in Portland, and elk lips.

What Washington can agree on: Golf

Jun 17, 2011
When the president and speaker of the House play golf, it won't be the first time opposing sides agree -- at least to a game.

China battling for oil in the South China Sea

Jun 17, 2011
Chinese navy increases boat patrols to stop oil exploration by Vietnam and the Philippines.

Tang sales skyrocket to $1 billion annually

Jun 17, 2011
The astronaut-approved orange drink now comes in a variety of local flavors for overseas markets. It's one reason sales have doubled in the past four years.

AARP waffles on Social Security cuts

Jun 17, 2011
The lobbying group for older Americans is reported to be open to reducing Social Security benefits, but then backtracks amid a political firestorm.

Senate votes to repeal ethanol subsidies

Jun 17, 2011
This $6 billion tax credit pays oil refiners to mix gasoline with ethanol. It looks like Congress may be more open to raising revenue than expected.

A secondary market emerges from Madoff claims

Jun 17, 2011
Investors and banks are jumping into a secondary multi-million-dollar market that buys up claims from Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Weekly Wrap: Continued debt problems in Greece

Jun 17, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the ongoing Greek debt crisis and how it's affecting the U.S. and the markets.

Music from the episode

Hella Good No Doubt
Delicious Tears Antn Hrkwk
Missed the Boat Modest Mouse