May 24, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, May 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 24, 2010

Segments From this episode

FDA tip line tackles bad drug marketing

May 24, 2010
The FDA has set up an anonymous tip line for doctors to report when they get a misleading pitch from a drug representative. So far, doctors seem to like the idea. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Good and bad news from Europe's crisis

May 24, 2010
Over the weekend, Spain bailed out a small savings bank. The IMF says Spain is doing OK, but still needs to make big reforms. Meanwhile, the head of the European Commission told Germany its proposals for solving the crisis are naive. So far, the U.S. has been mostly unscathed by the crisis in Europe, but there are places where we're feeling it. Alisa Roth reports.

It's not so peachy for Georgia banks

May 24, 2010
Georgia is the state that's seen the most bank failures since the beginning of the financial crisis. You'd think this would be good news for regulators, at least they've got plenty of business right now. But Georgia's been cutting back on the folks who keep the banks in line. Jeff Horwich reports.

College grads weigh costs of education

May 24, 2010
The rising cost of college has some people wondering if it's worth it. Amy Scott reports.

Financial reform fails on 'too big to fail'

May 24, 2010
The Senate recently passed a sweeping financial reform bill that's 1,700 pages -- making it "too big to read." Commentator Glenn Hubbard worries that the bill paid little attention to "too big to fail."

New U.K. leaders have upper class edge

May 24, 2010
For the first time in almost 50 years, the U.K. is being governed by members of the upper crust, people that the Brits call "TOFFS". Stephen Beard reports.

Gulf fishing industry tries to stay afloat

May 24, 2010
Some of the rodeos around the Gulf Coast have been canceled due to the oil slick, including the annual International Women's Fishing Rodeo in Venice, La. Susan Gros of Reel Louisiana Adventures talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the spill is impacting the region's rodeos.

Music from the episode

Failure Kings of Convenience
Bad Romance Lady Gaga