May 19, 2011

Marketplace for May 19, 2011

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Marketplace for May 19, 2011

Segments From this episode

Too much dam power

May 19, 2011
In the Pacific Northwest, a surplus of hydro power is crowding out wind power. The grid just can't handle all that renewable energy at once.

Creating economic opportunities for women

May 19, 2011
There's one sector of the Middle East economy that has been untapped for years: female workers.

New government unit may predict financial storms

May 19, 2011
The Office for Financial Research, or OFR, is a new government outfit that aims to forecast financial storms before they happen.

Eating the whole hog

May 19, 2011
Boutique butchers are booming as chefs and home cooks look to eat all the parts of the animal -- from nose to tail.

Ford adapts dashboard to monitor driver health

May 19, 2011
Ford unveils prototypes for using infotainment system in cars to alert diabetic drivers to low sugar levels and track pollen for allergy sufferers.

Philanthrophy comes back to school

May 19, 2011
After two years of stock market gains, big donors are opening their checkbooks for colleges and universities.

President Obama outlines plans for aid in Egypt and Middle East

May 19, 2011
The president spoke today about creating a partnership with the Middle East, and helping the economies there grow through trade and more jobs.

Music from the episode

If You Knew Neko Case
French Exit The Antlers
Four Winds Bright Eyes