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Government officials met with BP to help set up an efficient way to pay people affected by the oil spill. The government's oil spill point-man, Thad Allen, said BP needs to be quicker and more regular about payments. The company's paid out nearly $50 million in claims so far. How many claims are there and who's filing? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how two of California's political candidates -- Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, both former CEOs of Fortune 500 companies -- might figure in the larger political landscape.
In rural areas, working at a prison is often considered one of the most secure and best paying jobs. But two Colorado towns are seeing jobs evaporate as local private prisons close down. Zachary Barr reports.
Marketplace for Monday, June 7, 2010