Apr 23, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Did government block transparency?

Apr 23, 2009
In testimony released by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Bank of America's CEO Ken Lewis says he was pressured by the government to keep quiet about losses from absorbing troubled Merrill Lynch. Steve Henn reports.

Will the 'relief rally' last?

Apr 23, 2009
First-quarter earnings have been a mixed bag. Apple's profits jumped, but UPS's earnings were way down. There are glimmers of hope, but what about the long-term picture? Amy Scott reports.

Drug prices based on effectiveness

Apr 23, 2009
Some drug makers are adjusting what they'll charge patients for their drugs based on the effectiveness of the medicines. Joel Rose reports.

Mom and Dad will survive. But me?

Apr 23, 2009
Commentator Gustavo Arellano says the immigrants of his parents' generation will weather this recession better than their educated, assimilated American kids.

Focus your attention for a better life

Apr 23, 2009
Author Winifred Gallagher talks to Kai Ryssdal about how focusing your attention can improve your quality of life.

Letters: Bank heads, e-readers, airlines

Apr 23, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about who should run the banks, expensive e-readers, charging overweight passengers more to fly, and financial terminology.

Struggling Nevada town takes a gamble

Apr 23, 2009
The small city of Mesquite, Nev., was booming when casinos came to town. But as those casinos now struggle in the downturn, it's betting on a last-ditch effort to jump-start its economy. Bob Moon reports.

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