Aug 31, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, August 31, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, August 31, 2009

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Marvel deal gives Disney man power

Aug 31, 2009
Disney is acquiring Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, which will give the Mouse House access to superheroes like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. Jeremy Hobson reports on how each company benefits.

Fires put California budget in hot spot

Aug 31, 2009
A wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles is burning through California's emergency firefighting fund, and putting the heat on the state's growing budget deficit. Bob Moon reports.

New college majors for changing needs

Aug 31, 2009
The Chronicle of Higher Education says colleges are now offering new disciplines for students, including a major in the science behind customer service. Steve Henn reports.

Why digital is good for music

Aug 31, 2009
Greg Kot, music critic for the Chicago Tribune, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the wired generation has revolutionized music through the digital platform.

Can producers meet ethanol demand?

Aug 31, 2009
The government wants to boost the amount of ethanol in the U.S. gas supply. But will corn ethanol makers be able to meet the target? Adam Allington reports.

Are bailout investments paying off?

Aug 31, 2009
Douglas Elliott of the Brookings Institution talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Treasury has made close to $4 billion from its bank bailout, and whether it's actual profit.

What your financial adviser's not saying

Aug 31, 2009
Does your financial adviser put your interests first? Some brokers are allowed to sell you products they have a personal interest in pushing. Amy Scott reports.

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