Mar 30, 2011

Marketplace for March 30, 2011


Marketplace for March 30, 2011

Segments From this episode

Oil's role in the Libyan conflict

Mar 30, 2011
NATO officially takes command over military operations in Libya. The conflict has pushed oil prices higher.

Higher math: A college's tuition is only the sticker price

Mar 30, 2011
College tuition keeps rising, but the average amount students pay is actually falling, as colleges compete for them with financial aid.

Obama wants to cut oil imports by a third by 2025

Mar 30, 2011
The president says more oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy, clean coal, increased efficiency and biofuels should get us there. But we could still end up stalled on the road.

Auto disruptions from Japan quake spread

Mar 30, 2011
Beyond car production curbs, Toyota tells American dealers limit orders of replacement parts, potentially lengthening repair times for existing cars.

Banks cry poor; their profits beg to differ

Mar 30, 2011
JPMorgan Chase's CEO warns that financial regulation makes U.S. banks uncompetitive. Yet their profits have returned to pre-crisis levels.

Letters: Dutch farmers program, death of the Industrial Age

Mar 30, 2011
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about a story involving a program that brought Dutch farmers to Iowa and an interview with author Seth Godin where he said the Industrial Age is dying.

Dove gives women something new to worry about

Mar 30, 2011
Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless rolls into stores this week. It promises not only to make women's underarms smell good, but look good. With deodorant sales pretty much maxed out, Dove's parent company, Unilever, is looking for a new problems to solve. Could ugly armpits be the next big market?

ls the Federal Reserve doing too little?

Mar 30, 2011
The New York Times' David Leonhardt discusses the tough choices the Federal Reserve faces regarding inflation and jobs, and why it isn't more worried about unemployment.

Music from the episode

In Your Deck D-Tension
Soul Education Jamiroquai
Delicious Tears Antn Hrkwk
Big in Japan Alphaville
Falcon Jab Ratatat
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen