Jun 21, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, June 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, June 21, 2010

Segments From this episode

Why did China relax its currency peg?

Jun 21, 2010
China correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about why China decided to take the Chinese currency, the yuan, off its peg to the dollar and let it trade freely.

The impact of China's currency move

Jun 21, 2010
The U.S. has been pushing China to unpack its currency years. But Jeremy Hobson reports it may be ordinary Chinese people that are cheering louder than ordinary Americans today.

Opting out of targeted ads with Power I

Jun 21, 2010
Ad Age's Michael Learmonth talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the Power I is and how it can help you opt out of targeted advertising.

A lost generation of new lawyers?

Jun 21, 2010
A lot of last year's top law school grads were expecting to head straight to the country's biggest, most prestigious law firms after passing the bar exam. But big law lost a lot of business as the economy shrank. And that has led to a pile-up of legal talent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Tax proposal to up cash in Superfund

Jun 21, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency said it supports a bill that would reinstate taxes on the oil and gas industry to pay for the Superfund program. That's the pot of federal money that was set up 30 years ago to clean up the worst hazardous waste sites. Rob Schmitz reports.

How China's one-child policy came to be

Jun 21, 2010
Some say it helped curb China's mushrooming population. For others, it's a human rights abuse enforced by heartless bureaucrats. Scott Tong takes a look at the history of China's one-child policy -- as its 30th anniversary approaches.

Music from the episode

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