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May 25, 2011

Marketplace for May 25, 2011

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Marketplace for May 25, 2011

Segments From this episode

Feds unveil new fuel economy labels

May 25, 2011
Now consumers can compare, say, a hybrid with a regular gas-powered car. And see how much fuel or electricity it takes to drive 100 miles.

Number of roll-your-own cigarette shops billows

May 25, 2011
It's cheaper to roll your own cigarettes. But regulators say roll-your-own shops are really cigarette manufacturers, subject to all applicable laws and taxes.

Danger in the Eurozone

May 25, 2011
Greece is a major European concern. But the country's debt crisis should alarm the U.S., too.

Big banks unveil e-payment system

May 25, 2011
Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase will offer transfers via smartphone in order to keep customers, cut costs and battle PayPal.
Jacquise Dilligard tries out her new Palm Pre smartphone at a Sprint store in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Tyson Foods bets on dark meat chicken

May 25, 2011
Chicken legs and thighs are piling up in warehouses as China and Russia buy less. So Tyson will sell more dark meat in smoked sausage and pizza toppings to Americans.

Letters: Social impact bonds and not feeling bad for CEOs

May 25, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: social impact bonds, eating pigs nose-to-tail and not feeling sorry for CEOs.

Students get big payday for skipping school

May 25, 2011
The Thiel Foundation announced 24 winners of its first fellowship. Each winner gets $100,000 to sit out of college for two years.

High demand for Russian Internet search company stock

May 25, 2011
Shares in the Russian Internet search company Yandex shot up today. In the company's IPO yesterday, demand for shares was 17 times the number available.

Music from the episode

Simply Put Georgia Anne Muldrow
Whatcha Say Jason Derulo
Dirty Blonde Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus