Claim your bonus gift: give any amount to get 4 KaiPA coasters! Donate today
Aug 19, 2008

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Segments From this episode

July numbers raise inflation concerns

Aug 19, 2008
Housing starts hit a 17-year low in July and a wholesale price report rose to a 27-year high, monthly statistics say. John Dimsdale puts the numbers in perspective and asks -- What's next?

Is Lehman's very survival in jeopardy?

Aug 19, 2008
JP Morgan Securities predicts investment bank Lehman Brothers will take a huge hit in the third quarter from bad mortgage investments. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on speculation Lehman might not survive.

NATO and Russia in war of words

Aug 19, 2008
NATO wagged a finger at Russia today, warning that the invasion of Georgia was jeopardizing Russia's relationship with NATO. Russia's response was stern. From London, Steven Beard has the story.

Vioxx trial was marketing ploy

Aug 19, 2008
A Merck & Co. study of Vioxx that recruited 600 doctors to prescribe the drug was actually a marketing strategy, researchers say. Host Kai Ryssdal looks at how widespread the practice is.

College Board studying 8th grade PSAT

Aug 19, 2008
You're never too young to get an ulcer. The College Board is planning to roll out a new college assessment exam for eighth graders in 2010. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

Making that pink slip sound better

Aug 19, 2008
The forcefully unemployed now have a new way to spin their misfortune into something admirable. Just say you're a freelancer. Commentator -- and freelance writer -- Megan Hustad weighs in on the trend.

DIY books turn a page in publishing

Aug 19, 2008
The novel is not dead. Nor is any other kind of book. Self-publishing technology has empowered wanna-be writers -- no matter how strange their pitch. Cash Peters checks out the DIY crowd at a book expo in LA.

Music from the episode

Life After High School Marissa Levy
Fuck This Shit Belle & Sebastian
Brother Down Sam Roberts Band