Marketplace PM for July 10, 2007
Jul 10, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 10, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Helping out the home team

Jul 10, 2007
Most pro baseball players are minor leaguers you've probably never heard of and who don't get paid much. Many have to look for ways to stretch their paychecks -- with a little help from friends. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Sandy Wakefield with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes players she's hosting. From left, Anthony Ortega, Larry Infante and Francisco Rodriguez.
Nancy Farghalli

Housing slump prompts profit warnings

Jul 10, 2007
Home Depot, Sears and homebuilder D.R. Horton let Wall Street know they're expecting disappointing earnings because of the housing market's dramatic slowdown. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

New robot's a real stunner

Jul 10, 2007
Taser and iRobot have announced an alliance to build a robot that comes equipped with a Taser. The companies plan to sell the robot for use in prisons or combat. Kai Ryssdal talked with John Pike of about the new product.

Oh, it's you again!

Jul 10, 2007
Sprint is cutting off about 1,000 of its cell-phone subscribers because, the company says, they've been calling customer service too much. Aren't customer calls what customer service is for? Steve Tripoli asked around.

More cell-phone choice coming soon?

Jul 10, 2007
A new proposal circulating at the Federal Communications Commission could give cell-phone users a lot more choices when it comes to how they use their devices. Sam Eaton explains.

You found the link that says 'Contact'

Jul 10, 2007
. . . And you gave us your thoughts on our reports about Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Hooters in New England, Chinese-made toys and, er, our bad grammar.

Go west, young frau!

Jul 10, 2007
Educated young women in East Germany are moving away in search of opportunity in the West and other parts of the world. Kyle James reports on the impact their migration is having back home.

Music from the episode

Mokoondi Mice Parade
Kindling Architecture In Helsinki
6 A.M. Jullandar Shere Cornershop

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