Oct 4, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, October 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 4, 2010

Segments From this episode

Architecture in 'a tumultuous age'

Oct 4, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Blair Kamin, architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, about architecture in the post-9/11 world.

Many companies cautious about spending

Oct 4, 2010
Companies know what it's like not to have cash, so for the past few quarters, they've been hoarding cash -- and they're unlikely to let go of it until there's more consumer demand.

Visa, Mastercard settlement means more flexibility for merchants

Oct 4, 2010
Visa and Mastercard reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will give merchants more freedom to influence customers through special offers and discounts to use certain cards.
A window sticker advertising Visa and MasterCard credit cards in San Francisco
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

China offers to buy Greek bonds

Oct 4, 2010
China Premier Wen Jiabao told Greek lawmakers, during a week-long European tour, that China applauded Greece's handling of its debts crisis and said the country is interested in buying Greek government bonds. Why is China so open to helping Greece?

The big business of fertility

Oct 4, 2010
The 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine went to the scientist who developed in vitro fertilization. Marketplace's Steve Henn took a look at the multi-billion dollar industry the scientific discovery spawned.

Business in front of the Supreme Court

Oct 4, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Slate's Supreme Court correspondent Dahlia Lithwick about the business-related cases for the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering this fall.

New ideas for better teachers and schools

Oct 4, 2010
Contrary to what you'd think, teacher development days don't help teachers that much. So, schools and school districts are employing new tactics to improve teachers and attract new talent to schools.

Music from the episode

Cissy Strut The Meters