Marketplace PM for June 8, 2007
Jun 8, 2007

Marketplace PM for June 8, 2007

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Segments From this episode

A bill in search of a conscience

Jun 8, 2007
The House has passed a bill that would outlaw "unconscionably excessive" prices for gasoline. So, commentator Jeff Steinbrink asks, whose conscience is going to decide what's excessive?

Week on Wall Street

Jun 8, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

A different sort of venture

Jun 8, 2007
Venture capitalists have been shying away from early-stage drug funding. So some nonprofit foundations are filling the gap in a practice known as venture philanthropy. Janet Babin reports.

Trade deficit slows for first time in a long time

Jun 8, 2007
The U.S. trade deficit has been at historic levels for years. It goes up every month. But today there was a big reversal. Jill Barshay reports.

Don't bet on Internet gambling ban's reversal

Jun 8, 2007
Some lawmakers are trying to undo the Internet gambling ban President Bush signed into law last year. One of them got a hearing on his proposal today on Capitol Hill. But as John Dimsdale reports, the bill faces long odds.

China's not the only one with a melamine problem

Jun 8, 2007
The FDA has announced that melamine, the industrial chemical that poisoned pet food, has found its way into shrimp feed made right here in the U.S. Steve Henn reports.

The nanny: Babysitter, housekeeper . . . day-trader?

Jun 8, 2007
More than 100 million Chinese invest in the stock market, four times the number there were last year. And, as Scott Tong found out, some of them are closer to home than he expected.

Heeeeeeere's a commercial!

Jun 8, 2007
Tonight Show viewers next week will see something not seen on TV in years: a live commercial. It's an attempt to keep viewers and advertisers from switching off. Amy Scott reports the answer may lie in the past.

Music from the episode

What You Love You Must Love Now The Six Parts Seven
He Lays In The Reins Calexico, Iron & Wine
He Lays In The Reins Calexico, Iron & Wine
He Lays In The Reins Calexico, Iron & Wine
He Lays In The Reins Calexico, Iron & Wine