Jun 7, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, June 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, June 7, 2010

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BP on the hook for billions in claims

Jun 7, 2010
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.
A bird rescue team captures an oiled pelican for cleaning on Cat Island in Barataria Bay near Grand Isle, La.
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Will biz past help Whitman, Fiorina?

Jun 7, 2010
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.

Newspapers watch Times' pay model

Jun 7, 2010
In the next few days, readers of The Times of London will have to pay $1.50 or $3 a week to read the general interest newspaper online. Jeremy Hobson reports.

What you should and shouldn't drink

Jun 7, 2010
David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men's Health, talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Drink This, Not That!," and why beverages were made so fatty in the first place.

Louisiana sees decline in oyster fishing

Jun 7, 2010
The first annual New Orleans Oyster Festival kicked off despite a very bleak future for many of Louisiana's fisheries. Oysters are big business down there, but the oil spill has taken a toll. David Weinberg reports.

Prison closures put workers in a jam

Jun 7, 2010
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.

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