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Marketplace PM for July 26, 2007
Jul 26, 2007

Marketplace PM for July 26, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Ford profits make a U-turn

Jul 26, 2007
Ford reported its first quarterly profit in two years today, surprising most analysts. Kai Ryssdal talked to The New York Times' Micheline Maynard about what allowed for the automaker's good news.

Beyond 'Moby Dick'

Jul 26, 2007
Before crude oil, there was whale oil. Kai Ryssdal sits down with Eric Jay Dolin, who talks about the American whaling industry in his new book.

Paulson: Farm bill bad for trade

Jul 26, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told the House today that the farm bill it's debating would damage relations with U.S. trading partners. John Dimsdale reports.

Farm subsidies as seen from the farm

Jul 26, 2007
With the House considering a multibillion-dollar farm bill this week, we sought out the view from the tractor. Kai Ryssdal talks with Georgia farmer Stephen Houston.

Schools study ways to keep teachers

Jul 26, 2007
In the summer months, many school districts struggle to fill open teaching positions. Jeff Tyler explores what drives many once-enthusiastic teachers out of the classroom -- and what the schools are doing about it.

Women lead protests in Zimbabwe

Jul 26, 2007
With inflation out of control and their country on the brink of economic collapse, women are taking to the streets of Zimbabwe to protest President Mugabe's policies. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Simpsons got a little bit of Seoul

Jul 26, 2007
To get to the big screen, the Simpsons' needed the help of tireless writers, actors and animators. But while the creative end was produced in the U.S., much of the rest had a hand from South Korean outsourcing.

Wall Street shakes with volatile energy

Jul 26, 2007
From last week's record high to today's 311-point drop, the market is a volatile place lately. And Bob Moon found out that the roller coaster ride is likely to continue.

Music from the episode

The Crane Wife 3 The Decemberists
Two Angels The Jayhawks
I'd Rather Dance With You Kings of Convenience
Si, Se Puede Antibalas