May 9, 2011

Marketplace for May 9, 2011

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Marketplace for May 9, 2011

Segments From this episode

Who will foot the bill to compensate Fukushima victims?

May 9, 2011
Columbia Law School Professor Curtis Milhaupt discusses whether Tepco, the company that owns the Fukushima plant, will be responsible for paying victims and what impact the nuclear disaster might have on Japan's power policy.

Housing market faces headwinds

May 9, 2011
The outlook for home values continues to darken as foreclosed properties flood the market and government supports are removed.

Damage estimates are flooding over

May 9, 2011
With record flooding reaching Memphis, damage estimates are soaring -- with no clear answer on who will pay.

Apple tops the list for brand value

May 9, 2011
An annual survey of the top 100 brands says the company behind the iPhone and the iPad has a brand worth $153 billion. That beats Google, Microsoft and McDonald's.
The Apple logo of a store in Munich, Germany.
Johannes Simon/Getty Images

California's top public universities may go upscale

May 9, 2011
Facing budget cuts, California and other states are considering letting their most selective research universities set their own, higher tuitions.

The downside to Western technology in the Middle East

May 9, 2011
Silicon Valley firms have played a big role in the Arab Spring. But some of their technology has been used as tools for tyrants.

State senator mulls competing budget priorities

May 9, 2011
New Hampshire Senate President Peter Bragdon knows popular state programs will need to be cut. The hard part is deciding which ones.

Music from the episode

How Long Do I Have To Wait For You - (Instrumental) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings