Jul 22, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 22, 2010

Segments From this episode

Treasury bonds more popular than ever

Jul 22, 2010
The popularity of Treasury bonds may be an indicator of the state of the economy, as Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

GM's new acquisition: Sign of recovery or irresponsibility?

Jul 22, 2010
General Motors bought a subprime lender to increase leasing of GM cars and lending to customers who have lower credit rating. Is this a sign the economy is recovering or that companies are going back to the risky lending that got the economy in a recession in the first place?

Is Verizon's network big enough for the Droid X?

Jul 22, 2010
Ultra high-speed Web browsing, an HD camcorder and an 8 megapixel camera, and access to over 65,000 apps -- All that's on Google's new Droid X phone. Sounds great, but the phone takes five times the bandwidth as other similar smart phones. Can Verizon's network handle it?

GAO report says genetic testing kits are misleading

Jul 22, 2010
An investigative report from the Government Accountability Office shows that genetic testing kits give misleading results and that companies use "deceptive marketing."

Cities grappling with costs of paratransit

Jul 22, 2010
The Americans with Disabilities Act changed the lives of people living with disabilities, but cities and transit authorities are struggling to adapt public transportation to the act, especially as demand for paratransit is increasing.

Top kill, junk shot, storm packer

Jul 22, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Krissy Clark about the interesting nomenclature of the oil industry. Doodlebugging, anyone?

Winemakers struggling to stay afloat in recession

Jul 22, 2010
In this recession, price trumps vintage for many wine enthusiasts, and winemakers are struggling to stay in business when people are looking for bottles for $10 or less.

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