Aug 11, 2008

Marketplace for Monday, August 11, 2008


Marketplace for Monday, August 11, 2008

Segments From this episode

Hedging your bets in hard times

Aug 11, 2008
Commentator Megan McArdle has some advice for making your way through these hard times -- hedge your bets. That's right, just like the big companies do.

That FDIC insurance doesn't come free

Aug 11, 2008
The FDIC's guarantee on our bank deposits is, in fact, an insurance system, not something financed with taxpayer money. In tough times, banks pay higher premiums for that insurance. Steve Henn reports.

Apple Apps pulling in $1 million a day

Aug 11, 2008
Apple's new online store where iPhone and iPod owners can download games and other software is already an incredible success. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.

Trash company merger could cost us

Aug 11, 2008
Waste Management today raised by 10 percent its bid to buy its biggest competitor in the trash business. Ashley Milne-Tyte asks what happens to us if that merger goes through.

Boeing might not bid for tanker contract

Aug 11, 2008
The Defense Department changed the rules for landing a $35 million contract to build an aerial refueling tanker, and now, word is that Boeing won't bid. John Dimsdale reports.

Freezing out copycat ice cream trucks

Aug 11, 2008
I scream, you scream, we all scream for... trademark infringement? Joel Rose has more on ice cream truck company Mister Softee's legal battle against imposters.

Russian petro-confidence seen in war

Aug 11, 2008
How will the war in Georgia affect Europe, which gets 25 percent of its oil from Russia? Host Kai Ryssdal turns to a European and Eurasian expert to find out.

Chinese companies seek Olympic boost

Aug 12, 2008
Some Chinese companies hope to grab some of the Olympic spotlight to get their name out into the world market. Scott Tong reports from Beijing.

Music from the episode

Wishbone Her Space Holiday
Telstar The Tornados
San Diego Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
Daydream Vacation Head Like A Kite