Mar 29, 2011

Marketplace for March 19, 2011

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Marketplace for March 19, 2011

Segments From this episode

Avoiding recalls by tracking food from seed to supermarket

Mar 29, 2011
A new food safety law that requires stores, growers, and distributors to be able to trace every stop in the supply chain is creating a whole new business.

GOP unveils eight Fannie and Freddie reform bills

Mar 29, 2011
The overall aim is to make Fannie- and Freddie-backed mortgages a lot more expensive to bring private firms back into the market.

Amazon opens music locker in the cloud

Mar 29, 2011
Amazon.com's new service lets customers store songs on the company's servers and play them on devices running Google's Android software. Amazon beat Apple and Google to the punch, but the company could face legal trouble from the music industry.

Using peer pressure for good

Mar 29, 2011
Tina Rosenberg, author of "Join the Club," discusses how peer pressure can be used effectively for social campaigns.

SEC to watch hedge funds that beat the market

Mar 29, 2011
The Madoff fraud raised awareness that doing too well for too long can be a tip-off that something's not right.

Beer giant buys a craft brewery

Mar 29, 2011
Anheuser-Busch will expand Goose Island, a Chicago craft brewery, but also try to keep its identity.

Coalition forces meet to talk about next steps for Libya

Mar 29, 2011
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard discusses what happened at the Libya conference in London and who might end up paying the tab for rebuilding the North African nation once the violence stops.

Music from the episode

1517 The Whitest Boy Alive
You Talk Babyshambles
Pete’s Jazz Pete Rock
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings