May 17, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, May 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 17, 2010

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Venezuelan politics hot on the Internet

May 17, 2010
Venezuela's socialist government and its opponents are spending millions of dollars to win over Internet users, with President Hugo Chavez Twittering to over 234,000 fans. Reese Erlich reports.

The new generation of electric cars

May 17, 2010
Two big auto companies are nearly ready to launch electric vehicles for the American market: GM's Chevy Volt debuts in November, Nissan's Leaf rolls out a month later; but is American ready to make the transition from gasoline-fueled cars to ones powered by electric batteries? Sarah Gardner reports.

The future of Wall Street

May 17, 2010
Michael Lewis, author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," talks with Kai Ryssdal about his hopes for financial reform on Wall Street.

Will Thailand spark another collapse?

May 17, 2010
Thirteen years ago, events in Thailand led to the Asian financial crisis, and today much of it is under a state of emergency after two months of anti-government protests that have left dozens dead. Rob Schmitz reports.

Racial wealth gap worse today?

May 17, 2010
A new study finds the wealth gap between whites and African Americans in this country has expanded dramatically. John Dimsdale reports.

Will banks continue derivative dealing?

May 17, 2010
Derivatives, you recall, have gotten much of the blame for the financial meltdown, but as Bob Moon reports, banks are hoping to stay in the business.

Ad spending finally on the rise

May 17, 2010
Jill Barshay reports TV execs and others are finally feeling more optimistic about attracting those ad dollars.

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