Aug 2, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, August 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, August 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

'We have a very distorted economy,' Greenspan says

Aug 2, 2010
Marketplace's Bob Moon talks to other economists about how well former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the economy match up to reality.

BLT sandwiches and pork ribs more expensive this summer

Aug 2, 2010
Pork prices typically rise in the summer, when there's more demand, but after a few tough years for the hog market, the price for bacon and pork ribs are even higher than usual.

How a national standard will affect the education industry

Aug 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Education Week's Christopher Swanson about what a national set of common standards would mean to the textbook and testing industries.

Road Warriors: Alexandra Franzen

Aug 2, 2010
Resume specialist Alexandra Franzen talks about the road song that gets her pumped when traveling to meet with clients.

Pay with your phone

Aug 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about cell phones and credit cards combining -- what it means for credit card and cell phone companies, retailers and consumers.

'Comment cops' help manage websites

Aug 2, 2010
Companies and media outlets are starting to outsource comment monitoring responsibilities to companies that specifically watch out for inappropriate comments. Marketplace's Jeff Horwich reports.

U.S. combat presence in Iraq will withdraw on Aug. 31

Aug 2, 2010
President Barack Obama said in a speech today that the U.S. will withdraw, at least from a combat role from Iraq, on Aug. 31. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports takes a look at how much the war has cost and…

Music from the episode

Trav'lin' All Alone - Nickodemus & Zeb Remix Billie Holiday, Zeb, Nickodemus
Right Hand Hi Kid Sister