Nov 23, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, November 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, November 23, 2009

Segments From this episode

Concern grows over rising U.S. debt

Nov 23, 2009
Government notes, bills and bonds will be on sale as Washington tries to finance its spending habits. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon talks with Kai Ryssdal about increasing worries over what the government owes and how much that debt costs.

News Corp may shun Google for Bing

Nov 23, 2009
There are reports that Microsoft has been talking to News Corp about a deal that would keep the media company's content on Bing and off Google. Joel Rose reports.

Does Wal-Mart really save you money?

Nov 23, 2009
Wal-Mart claims to save consumers cash -- even if they don't shop at one of its stores. Steve Henn reports on whether the company's claim is true.

Extreme weather takes its toll in U.K.

Nov 23, 2009
Insurance companies are counting the costs of severe flooding in northern England. Stephen Beard reports the deluge has wrecked hundreds of homes and businesses.

Economics of the rise and fall of pinball

Nov 23, 2009
Pinball machines used to be everywhere, but not anymore. Economics professor Jeff Ely talks with Kai Ryssdal about the economic lessons that can be learned from the machine.

Living a less wasteful life in Hollywood

Nov 23, 2009
Hollywood is going through some of the pains the rest of the economy is. Commentator Rob Long says scaling back is much harder than dreaming big when you work in the business.

Data may improve minority health care

Nov 23, 2009
Several studies have shown that minorities tend to receive lower quality health care than whites do. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on efforts to close that gap.

Music from the episode

The Golden Path The Chemical Brothers
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive