Apr 22, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Examples: Complicated words clarified

Apr 20, 2010
You only need to open your mail to see how complicated businesses can word documents. Here are some examples of complicated language simplified, and add your own.

Complicated language made clearer

Apr 22, 2010
A lot of communication is hopelessly confusing. Annetta Cheek, director of the Center for Plain Language, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the how the nonprofit started and who the worst offenders are in corporate America.

Obama pushes for financial regulation

Apr 22, 2010
During a speech in New York, President Obama made a push for Wall Street reform -- just as the Senate prepares to debate its overhaul package. Jeremy Hobson reports momentum appears to be on the president's side.

Should Goldman fight fraud charges?

Apr 22, 2010
Word is Goldman Sachs has hired major firepower to try and win any court cases after being charged with fraud by the SEC. But the question for shareholders is to fight or not? Jennifer Collins reports.

Expiring tax credits drive home buying

Apr 22, 2010
A new report says monthly sales of previously occupied homes increased 6.8%. With government tax credits about to expire, this may be the last good news the housing market gets for a while. Mitchell Hartman reports.

How Greek debt woes may affect U.S.

Apr 22, 2010
European statisticians say the Greek budget deficit is worse than expected, which sent the euro tumbling. Brett Neely reports on the odds of the Greek tragedy becoming an American one.

How the beverage industry's changed

Apr 22, 2010
Twenty-five years ago Coca-Cola launched a sweeter Coke as a direct challenge to Pepsi, but its launch was a disaster. BevNET.com President John Craven talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether corporate America has learned its lesson and if it's easier now to launch new products.

Law tackles U.K. caste discrimination

Apr 22, 2010
With more than 2 million citizens of Indian extraction, there have been increasing complaints from lower caste Dalits about discrimination. A new law addresses the problem. Stephen Beard reports.