May 10, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, May 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 10, 2010

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Will bailout help Europe's debt woes?

May 10, 2010
The Daily Telegraph's Ambrose Evans-Pritchard talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the $1 trillion European Union bailout is a real fix to its debt crisis and if the rescue package is analogous to what the U.S. did with the TARP to help troubled banks.

Is it time to reform Fannie, Freddie?

May 10, 2010
The Senate will pick up the debate on a financial overhaul bill. But the legislation doesn't include reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are eating through billions of taxpayer dollars. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Confidence in trading system shaky

May 10, 2010
The leaders of a handful of major trading exchanges met with SEC regulators over the momentary 1,000 point tumble last week on Wall Street. There was agreement there should be a uniform system of circuit breakers to slow down trading in case of a sudden crash. Jeremy Hobson reports.

A new fix for seniors paying for drugs

May 10, 2010
When prescription drug benefits run out for seniors, something known as the "donut hole" happens. Gregory Warner explains.

Time to worry about Facebook's data?

May 10, 2010
Facebook recently launched its new "like" button, which lets you flag all kinds of preferences to share with friends. Commentator Farhad Manjoo explains how popularity will make these little buttons powerful.

Planned obsolescence: Still a problem?

May 10, 2010
Planned obsolescence used to be a reality, something companies did to counter the assembly-line precision that developed in the early part of the last century. But things have gotten better over the years. Or have they? Cash Peters reports.

Health costs eat into Defense's budget

May 10, 2010
In a speech, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Pentagon will soon have to live frugally. Brett Neely reports.

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