Marketplace PM for February 6, 2007
Feb 6, 2007

Marketplace PM for February 6, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Going against the grain

Feb 6, 2007
Who cares what the outside of your PC looks like as long as it's got a fast chip inside, right? Well, no. Ethan Lindsey found some people for whom looks — with a fine veneer — matter.
A wood computer case

How to save the middle class? Unionize.

Feb 6, 2007
Commentator Beth Shulman says guaranteeing employees the right to unionize is about more than just workers' rights.

Kodak takes a shot at printer market

Feb 6, 2007
The photo and film company, which was late getting to the digital party, has unveiled a new breed of printers in an attempt to capture some of the market dominated by Hewlett Packard. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Anybody seen our $12 billion?

Feb 6, 2007
A House committee drilled Paul Bremer on $12 billion in Iraq reconstruction money his agency handed out that's unaccounted for. Congressmen also took the opportunity to voice frustrations with Bush administration policies. Eric Niiler reports.

Wal-Mart tries for lead role in movie downloads

Feb 6, 2007
The discount giant is getting into the online movie business, offering downloads for less than the competition. But, as Pat Loeb reports, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be a hit.

Prospering without a bank loan

Feb 6, 2007
Peer-to-peer lending sites are becoming a popular alternative for people who need a loan but have less-than-stellar credit. Amy Scott talks to borrowers and lenders on Prosper.com.

SEC investigating possible insider trading

Feb 6, 2007
The Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed it's looking into allegations of insider trading by hedge funds and other clients of Wall Street brokerage houses. John Dimsdale has more.

Low pay amid the height of luxury

Feb 6, 2007
Yale sociologist Rachel Sherman did some hands-on research into what it's like to work in a low-wage job at a five-star hotel. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her experience.

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