Marketplace PM for July 17, 2007
Jul 17, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 17, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Google searches for new business

Jul 17, 2007
Most websites don't have a search function, or if they do, it performs poorly. So, today the company synonymous with search stepped in to offer its services. Janet Babin reports.

Murdoch poised to acquire Dow Jones

Jul 17, 2007
The Dow Jones board was set to vote today on a deal that would sell the Wall Street Journal's parent company to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp for $5 billion. Forbes magazine's Dennis Kneale talked with Kai Ryssdal about it.

FDA pays to compete with private sector

Jul 17, 2007
The FDA pays some of the biggest employee bonuses in the federal bureaucracy. Yet, it's struggling to fund improved food safety. Those facts led to some grilling at a congressional hearing today. Jeremy Hobson reports.

China's still learning customer service

Jul 17, 2007
When Marketplace's Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong arrived in China last January, it didn't take him long to learn that business is done differently and buyer beware.

Feeding on sugar-frosted capitalism

Jul 17, 2007
Commentator Joel Stein says he learned everything he needed to know about the capitalist system from advertising and marketing of cereal makers.

FTC takes hard look at selling to kids

Jul 17, 2007
The FTC meets tomorrow to talk about how advertising and marketing are directed at children. The food industry is trying to get out in front of possible regulations by announcing rules of its own. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

How long can the happy music play?

Jul 17, 2007
While optimism reigns on Wall Street, there are some more questions today about how long the rally might last. Bob Moon reports.

Music from the episode

Knuddelmaus Ulrich Schnauss
Crush On You (feat. Lil' Cease) - Remix Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease