Apr 29, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 29, 2010

Segments From this episode

A 99-week limit for jobless benefits

Apr 29, 2010
Congress has been voting to keep unemployment benefits flowing with several extensions. But there is a limit for people who've been unemployed the longest. In states with the worst unemployment figures, that limit is now 99 weeks. Mitchell Hartman reports.

How financial reform bill's taking shape

Apr 29, 2010
The Senate began wading through amendments to a bill that could become the most comprehensive restructuring of financial oversight since the Great Depression. John Dimsdale reports.

Energy firms mount offshore defense

Apr 29, 2010
The government says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is five times worse than originally thought. With 5,000 barrels of oil leaking every day, the spill is prompting new questions about the Obama administration's plan to expand offshore…

The modern moonshine movement

Apr 29, 2010
Moonshine is no longer confined to just Appalachia anymore. Hipsters and foodies around the U.S. are starting to acquire a taste for it, which is giving rise to a whole new industry of microdistillers. Anna Sale reports.

A change in showing off wealth status

Apr 29, 2010
Social critic Andrew Potter talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "The Authenticity Hoax," and calls into question why people shop organic, buy distressed jeans and make their own compost.

David Letterman launches record label

Apr 29, 2010
David Letterman is teaming up with Capitol Records to start a record label. Alisa Roth reports.

The oil spill's impact on oyster industry

Apr 29, 2010
Oysterman Sal Sunseri first spoke with us after Katrina shut down his business. Tess Vigeland talks with him about the latest threat to his oysters.

Music from the episode

Take My Sin (feat. Tonéx) Sackcloth Fashion
Tell Yer Mama Norah Jones
Reality RJD2