May 23, 2011

Marketplace for May 23, 2011

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Marketplace for May 23, 2011

Segments From this episode

The ad spin

May 23, 2011
The way of the future: Better, more relevant ads for products consumers want. Or is it?

Social spending meets market discipline

May 23, 2011
U.S. federal, state and city governments are moving toward testing a British idea for social programs: pay only if they achieve desired results.

GOP presidential contenders scramble for money

May 23, 2011
So far, Mitt Romney has raised more money than anyone else, but the Republican base will ultimately determine which of half a dozen contenders draw the most support.

Tornadoes add to catastrophic year for insurers

May 23, 2011
Whether extreme weather is becoming the new normal is a predicament for insurance companies, their coverage plans and their premiums.

Too Big To Fail: The story behind HBO's movie

May 23, 2011
Curtis Hanson, director of HBO's "Too Big To Fail," discusses why he decided to make a suspense film about the financial crisis.

Obama seeks European help on Middle East

May 23, 2011
President Obama began a six-day trip to Europe during which he will ask the Europeans to help fund democratic changes in the Middle East.

Supreme Court rules California must alleviate overcrowding in prisons

May 23, 2011
California's prisons are far overcrowded, but the state's budget crisis makes many of the solutions difficult.

Music from the episode

Coconut Boogaloo Medeski, Martin & Wood
Moonshine Matlock
We're Young and Beautiful Carrie Underwood

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