Mar 1, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, March 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, March 1, 2010

Segments From this episode

Economic impact of Chile's earthquake

Mar 1, 2010
The Chilean government has issued its first request for outside help. Kevin Casas-Zamora, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, talks with Tess Vigeland about how Chile is handling the aftermath of the earthquake and why it's hesitant to ask for aid.

The costs of the Vancouver Olympics

Mar 1, 2010
The Vancouver Olympics have come to and end, and now it's time to tally up the costs. Sarah Gardner reports on the city's bill and what it got out of the games.

The role of banks in consumer agency

Mar 1, 2010
Despite lengthy negotiations, Senate leaders have so far failed to produce a compromise bill to reform the banking sector. And rumor has it, a consumer protection agency won't be part of the final bill. John Dimsdale reports.

Credit cards find new revenue sources

Mar 1, 2010
The Credit Card Reform Act is designed to protect consumers from things like unauthorized overdraft fees and other penalties. It has cost credit companies a boatload, but they've already found ways to make up for it. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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What's a lesson from Chopin cost?

Mar 1, 2010
Taking a lesson from classic pianist Frederic Chopin would have cost 20 francs back in the 19th century. For their series, "Radio Chopin," classical station WDAV looked into how much that adds up to. Jennifer Foster reports.

The state of the black union today

Mar 1, 2010
For the first time in 10 years there hasn't been a State of the Black Union meeting to discuss everything from politics to art. Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women, talks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the challenges for African Americans in this new decade.

Hospital design promotes better healing

Mar 1, 2010
People go to the doctor to get better, but sometimes patients get new infections when they step inside a hospital. One hospital is trying to improve health by design. Caitlan Carroll reports.

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