May 4, 2011

Marketplace for May 4, 2011

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Marketplace for May 4, 2011

Segments From this episode

Pandora adds comedy to its streaming service

May 4, 2011
The streaming music service adds comedy clips that allows users to create their own sort of comedy club.
The Pandora Internet Radio logo.
Image courtesy of Pandora.com

The non-organic future

May 4, 2011
Think organic food plays an essential role in feeding the future? Think again.

Corporate profits don't translate

May 4, 2011
U.S. companies are reporting stronger than expected profits. So why is the economy lagging?

Los Angeles Dodgers may not meet payroll

May 4, 2011
One possible result: all Major League Baseball clubs will pay for Dodgers' players.

Bank of Mexico boosts its holdings of gold

May 4, 2011
The Bank of Mexico bought nearly 100 metric tons of gold recently. It usually holds most of its reserves in U.S. dollar-denominated investments.

Consumer bureau to be run by committee

May 4, 2011
A House committee today voted to change the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, so it's run by a committee instead of one person.

Signs of U.S. economic weakness mount

May 4, 2011
A slowdown in the U.S. service sector and less hiring by private companies in April fuel concern that the economic recovery is sputtering.

Letters: Big Oil, spying and the law

May 4, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: record oil company profits, public employees retiring early, and using technology to spy on others.

The impact of rising prices in China

May 4, 2011
China Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz discusses how China's overheated economy is triggering a troublesome inflationary cycle, and how it might affect the U.S.

Music from the episode

Take The D Train Pete Rock
Whatcha Say Jason Derulo