May 12, 2011

Marketplace for May 12, 2011

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Marketplace for May 12, 2011

Segments From this episode

How the Internet is being filtered specifically for you

May 12, 2011
Eli Pariser, author of "The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You," talks about what companies are doing online to personalize your Internet experience -- and profit from it.

Traction to replace Fannie and Freddie

May 12, 2011
A bill introduced in Congress today would have five semi-public companies issue mortgage-backed securities. The bipartisan effort has fans.

Music sales rise after years in the doldrums

May 12, 2011
Recent figures show album sales rose for the first time in six years. Part of the reason is the popularity of music from British artist, Adele.

Why the U.S. needs to invest in Pakistan

May 12, 2011
Americans send billions of dollars in military and economic aid to Pakistan. Should that continue?

High gas prices start to hit the economy

May 12, 2011
Recent hikes in gas prices are taking their toll on the economy as hard-pressed American consumers start to curtail their spending.

What's in a drug name?

May 12, 2011
Potentially billions can go into naming a drug. Which is why pharmaceutical companies spend lots of money trying to land just the right arrangements of consonants and vowels.

The big deal about Google's Chromebook

May 12, 2011
Reporter Steve Henn discusses why Google's new laptop, the Chromebook, could be a game changer and some of its security risks.

Music from the episode

Drugs Lil' Kim
Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
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