Marketplace for Monday, February 25, 2008
Feb 25, 2008

Marketplace for Monday, February 25, 2008

HTML EMBED:
COPY
Stories You Might Like Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 15, 2016 Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 29, 2016 Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 8, 2016 Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 1, 2016 Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 8, 2016 Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 22, 2016

Segments From this episode

Visa's IPO not feeling the crunch

Feb 25, 2008
Despite the credit crunch, credit card giant Visa filed the largest initial public offering in history. Jill Barshay reports why the company isn't affected by whether or not you pay your bill.

Union wants to invest in infrastructure

Feb 25, 2008
Many private equity groups look to invest in infrastructure. But the Service Employees International Union wants state pension funds to invest in public projects to stop the private companies from taking over. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Road roller
iStockPhoto

Europeans take on tax shelter

Feb 25, 2008
Bank secrecy laws have helped make the European principality of Liechtenstein a tax haven. Now a secret list of account holders at a Lichtenstein bank has been sold to authorities in Germany and Britain. John Dimsdale reports.

High prices eat into food relief efforts

Feb 25, 2008
As food prices continue to rise, humanitarian food relief groups including the World Food Programme are feeling the squeeze. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Bob Bell from the relief group CARE on what his group is doing to combat high costs.

Some see CFLs in a bad light

Feb 25, 2008
A U.S. energy bill will be phasing out incandescent bulbs in favor of alternatives like compact fluorescent lightbulbs, or CFLs. But not everyone thinks the new bulbs are ready to be given the green light. Joellen Easton reports.

FEMA trailers raise formaldehyde fears

Feb 25, 2008
More than 300 FEMA trailer residents have requested formaldehyde testing after experiencing respitory problems. FEMA claims the trailers were built according to Federal standards, but many believe those standards are not tough enough. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Bigger isn't always better for business

Feb 25, 2008
Commentator Charles Handy says American businesses' desire to keep getting bigger leads to bureaucracy over humanity. Instead, he says, companies should strive to do more with less. (One in a series.)

Sarkozy strives for French BBC

Feb 25, 2008
French President Nicolas Sarkozy may kick advertisers out of French public television as part of his plan to create programming similar to that of the BBC. But broadcasters say they could lose revenue and audience share. John Laurenson reports.

Music from the episode

Cities In Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees
Cities In Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees
Cities In Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees
Cities In Dust Siouxsie and the Banshees

The clock is ticking 

Time is running out to make a gift to Marketplace and help us meet our $100,000 fall fundraiser goal by midnight tonight.