Jul 26, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, July 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, July 26, 2010

Segments From this episode

American may take BP helm

Jul 26, 2010
It's rumored that Robert Dudley, a BP board member and part of the executive management team, will take over the CEO spot. He's an American, from the Gulf Coast even, but will that make a difference?

Housing sales jumped in June, but does it really matter?

Jul 26, 2010
Marketplace's Amy Scott looks into whether the 24 percent boost in new home sales last month really means anything for the a shrunken housing market and the economy.

Congressional showdown over taxes this fall

Jul 26, 2010
Taxes will be the issue du jour for Congress this fall -- in an election year. Bush Administration-era tax cuts are set to expire, but what kinds of tax cuts and hikes will Congress pass and how will it affect the economy?

New media WikiLeaks uses traditional media for its 'Afghan War Diary'

Jul 26, 2010
Wikileaks released a trove of over 90,000 reports on the Afghanistan war to the public on Sunday -- but they first let "traditional" reporters from the New York Times, Der Spiegel and the Guardian take a look at them. Why?

Data mining pushes marketing to a new level

Jul 26, 2010
Every time you swipe one a rewards card at a store, that data goes somewhere to get analyzed. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at the multi-billion dollar data mining industry -- how it has evolved and where it will go.
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Jailbreaking legal, says Library of Congress

Jul 26, 2010
The Library of Congress' Copyright Office ruled that "jailbreaking" -- the act of breaking through copyright controls on phones to use your own apps -- is legal. But what does this mean for phone users and service providers?

Records, tapes, CDs, MP3s -- now clouds?

Jul 26, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to USC Professor Josh Kun about the latest way to get and store music -- computing clouds.

Road Warriors: Edward Webb

Jul 26, 2010
Edward Webb, a corporate restructuring consultant, shares the song he listens to to reminds him of the human condition.

Music from the episode

Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Galvanize The Chemical Brothers