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Jun 5, 2007

Marketplace PM for June 5, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Why so much Avandia in the first place?

Jun 5, 2007
The diabetes drug Avandia has been linked by a study to heart attacks and deaths. Commentator Dr. Stefan Kertesz says, in addition to the drug itself, the system that led to it being so heavily prescribed should be examined.

Seeking peace through literacy

Jun 5, 2007
Extremists are recruiting in the mosques of cities like Casablanca, where unemployment and illiteracy are widespread. But John Laurenson reports the Moroccan government has a cheap and effective way to win hearts and minds.

Weak housing market hits home goods

Jun 5, 2007
Retailer Bed, Bath and Beyond saw shares fall 5.4% today on news that first-quarter earnings would be below expectations. Some analysts are pointing the finger at the weak housing market. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Corner stores on the edge

Jun 5, 2007
In dense urban areas where housing prices are rising dramatically, corner stores are seeing a lot of new faces. Lisa Chow takes a look at New York markets on the leading edge of gentrification.

Hand over the cash or the Amazon gets drilled

Jun 5, 2007
Ecuador's president says if international organizations and foreign governments pony up hundreds of millions of dollars a year in development aid, the country won't drill for oil in the Amazon Basin. Dan Grech reports.

Private equity's rising debt gets Fed's attention

Jun 5, 2007
Fed chief Ben Bernanke said today he's still worried about inflation. Something else the Fed is keeping its eye on is the debt that some private equity firms are amassing in their recent buying binge. Amy Scott reports.

New Coke? Made with less water

Jun 5, 2007
Coca-Cola is promising to return to nature every drop of water it uses in making its drinks. Last year, that was 76 billion gallons worldwide. Sustainability Desk reporter Sam Eaton talks with Kai Ryssdal about Coke's plans.

Should airport workers go through the screener?

Jun 5, 2007
Congress is looking at ways to improve the screening of the 1 million people who work at the nation's airports — which isn't done already. And airlines and airports don't like the idea. John Dimsdale reports.

Music from the episode

I've Been Thinking Handsome Boy Modeling School, Cat Power
New Birds Arab Strap
Closer Than Most The Beautiful South