Jun 28, 2011

Marketplace for June 28, 2011

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Marketplace for June 28, 2011

Segments From this episode

Freakonomics: When it's good to quit

Jun 28, 2011
Society often considers quitting as failure, but Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner argues we should think more about the upsides to giving up.

Syrian refugees a financial strain on Turkish hosts

Jun 28, 2011
More than 10,000 Syrians have fled their government's crackdown. But it's an expensive situation for the Turkish government.

In China, a long wait for U.S. visas

Jun 28, 2011
U.S. officials in China struggle to provide visas for millions of Chinese nationals who want to visit America. And visa seekers face a long wait.

Christine Lagarde set to head IMF

Jun 28, 2011
Both the U.S. and leading emerging countries like Brazil, China and Russia have endorsed the French finance minister.

Greece sells off assets in huge "yard sale"

Jun 28, 2011
As Greece struggles to lift itself out of a financial mess, national assets such as airplanes and water companies are up for sale.

Health care spending: A lot for a few

Jun 28, 2011
A new report says about 5 percent of us are responsible for almost half of all health care spending in the U.S.

PepsiCo has new ad campaign

Jun 28, 2011
After years of focusing on newer healthy products, PepsiCo mounts a summer TV campaign for its slumping core product.

Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone