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Apr 27, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, April 27, 2009


Marketplace for Monday, April 27, 2009

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Philly tour guides testy over licensing

Apr 24, 2009
Three Philadelphia tour guides are seeking to overturn an ordinance requiring them to pass a history test and become licensed before taking tourists through the City of Brotherly Love. Joel Rose reports.

Mexico's ill economy ailing with the flu

Apr 27, 2009
Mexico's economy is taking a beating with high unemployment and drug violence. Now add the swine flu outbreak to the list. Dan Grech reports on how the flu outbreak is hurting Mexico's already weak economy.

Deal may reduce auto workers' benefits

Apr 27, 2009
The United Auto Workers has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how auto workers' benefits will be impacted after negotiating is over.

Will Endeavor, William Morris clash?

Apr 27, 2009
Talent agencies William Morris and Endeavor are expected to announce a merger, which could create a star chamber big enough to pull back power from Hollywood's big studios. But will their cultures clash? Jennifer Collins reports.

FDA's overseas offices met with caution

Apr 27, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened field offices internationally after several scares over tainted drugs abroad. Critics say the increased scrutiny feels like a crackdown. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

Some CEO perks buried in the footnotes

Apr 27, 2009
There has been a lot of outcry over Wall Street's big bonuses. But many other CEO's are getting posh perks too. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Footnoted.org's Michelle Leder, who has been tracking some of the perks.

Poem: 'Smart' by Shel Silverstein

Apr 27, 2009
Many of you nominated "Smart" by Shel Silverstein, a poem about kids and money, to be read on air. Ms. Simms' 4th, 5th and 6th graders in Fullerton, Calif., read the poem.

GM's brand strategy right on the money

Apr 27, 2009
With General Motors pulling its Pontiac brand off the market, some analysts think the automaker should keep going and dump more brands. But commentator David Kiley says GM has gone far enough.

How Boston's on top of foreclosures

Apr 27, 2009
In 2008 Boston had 1,215 foreclosed properties. But it wasn't as bad as other cities have experienced. Monica Brady-Myerov reports on how Beantown's prevention strategies have helped the city keep on top of the foreclosure crisis.

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