Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2008
Mar 3, 2008

Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2008

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Pentagon's Europe deal angers Boeing

Mar 3, 2008
The Pentagon has picked EADS, the parent company of Europe's Airbus, for a massive refueling tanker aircraft contract. The announcement was a blow to the U.S. bidder Boeing, which has been making tankers for the Air Force for 50 years. John Dimsdale reports.

Commodities rise as dollar falls

Mar 3, 2008
Oil and gold prices reached new records as the dollar sank to its lowest value in 35 years against six other major currencies. With more interest-rate cuts ahead, Bob Moon reports on when commodity prices might reach their peak.

Can Chavez afford war with Colombia?

Mar 3, 2008
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent troops to the Colombia border in response to the country's killing of a top rebel leader in Ecuador. Dan Grech reports Venezuela's economic dependence on Colombia makes war with the country a costly proposition.

GAO report: Hidden bank fees rising

Mar 3, 2008
A new report from the Government Accountability Office, or GAO, finds that bank fees are on the rise and are becoming more hidden. Jeff Tyler reports how consumers can uncover hidden costs before they open new accounts.

A $5 facelift gives Lincoln more color

Mar 3, 2008
A redesigned $5 bill will be issued on March 13 with enhanced security features that make the bill harder to counterfeit and easier to authenticate. Tess Vigeland talks to Professor Stephen Mihm about what the changes will look like.
Front and back of new $5 bill to be issued March 15.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Corporations threaten democracy

Mar 3, 2008
Commentator Charles Handy says American corporations are run more like totalitarian states than pillars of democracy. He hopes they can restore their reputations as forces of economic good. Last in a series.

Music from the episode

Good Groove Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Mar-Keys
Deceptacon Le Tigre
He War Cat Power
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Miss You The Concretes