Apr 1, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 1, 2010

Segments From this episode

Financial lobbyists: Go home!

Apr 1, 2010
The effort to reform the banking system isn't over yet -- lobbyists are still lobbying, Congress is still debating and banks are still grousing. Commentator Mike Konczal says the financial services industry can call it a day.

NCAA rules hurt some college b-ballers

Apr 1, 2010
Players on hundreds of community college basketball teams aspire to suit up for a big Division-1 school. But NCAA scholarship money is making it tougher for two-year college players to make the jump. April Dembosky reports.

The story behind tomatoes in the U.S.

Apr 1, 2010
The tomato is a ubiquitous culinary ingredient. Author Arthur Allen talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Ripe," and how tomatoes get from the garden to your kitchen table.

Low-income benefit most from degree

Apr 1, 2010
A new study shows that the people least likely to go to college are the ones who stand to gain the most. Amy Scott reports.

Economic recovery varies by state

Apr 1, 2010
A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia shows states are recovering from the recession at very different speeds. Jeremy Hobson reports.

A bumpy road to greater fuel efficiency

Apr 1, 2010
The federal government announced new fuel economy standards that are a 30% increase over the old ones. How will it impact the auto industry? Brett Neely reports.

What do the rising oil prices mean?

Apr 1, 2010
Crude oil closed just shy of $85 a barrel, the highest it's been in a year and a half. PFC Energy's David Kirsch talks with Kai Ryssdal about why oil has hit a sweet spot, how long it will stay there, and its impact on prices at the pump.

Music from the episode

Hate It Or Love It The Game, 50 Cent
Keep On Looking Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Bad Romance Lady Gaga