Jun 2, 2011

Marketplace for June 2, 2011

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Marketplace for June 2, 2011

Segments From this episode

Day Four: A space-age ride through the Industrial Revolution

Jun 2, 2011
A four-hour trip turns into an hour-and-a-half ride as passengers bullet through China's countryside at 210 mph.

Green vs. Green on environmental priorities

Jun 2, 2011
Renewable energy projects need massive amounts of land, often in environmentally-sensitive areas -- sometimes the same land that greens have fought to protect.

New standards for for-profit colleges

Jun 2, 2011
Rules on federal financial aid press career-oriented schools to prepare students better.

Foreigners in China get new taxes, benefits

Jun 2, 2011
Foreigners working in China face new taxes in exchange for social security and health care benefits, but they may never reap those benefits.

Latest crop problem: A late spring in the West

Jun 2, 2011
The West may be free of tornadoes and drought, but it has its own weather problems. A cool wet spring is damaging some crops, and delaying others.

Bond prices reflect fears of economic slowdown

Jun 2, 2011
Budget deficits should raise interest rates. But investors fear slow growth and unemployment more, so borrowing -- and savings -- rates stay low.

Eurozone may look toward IMF for debt crisis help

Jun 2, 2011
Just a few years ago, some Eurozone countries tagged the IMF as irrelevant. But now faced with numerous bailouts and a changing of the guard at the IMF, France and others may soon be asking the organization for help.

Is China ready to help save the world?

Jun 2, 2011
Kai Ryssdal discusses why GM is such a success story in China and whether the Chinese are ready to help drive the global economy.

Music from the episode

Melting Pot Booker T. & the M.G.'s
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