Jun 17, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Toronto district seeks audible harmony

Jun 17, 2010
The main drag in any urban neighborhood is its moneymaker. So naturally those areas are always trying to figure out how to make more money, and beautification is a bit part of it. One Toronto neighborhood's beautification is of a more audible variety. Sean Cole reports.

How FCC's broadband plan affects you

Jun 17, 2010
The FCC is taking steps to change the regulation of high-speed Internet providers. It wants to treat the providers more like phone companies, so they'd have to give all Internet traffic equal access. The agency is opening up public comment on the plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on how the plan might affect the economy.

Tomato, tomahto. Either way, too many!

Jun 17, 2010
A few years ago, tomato prices were sky high because of a shortage. But these days, farmers have more tomatoes than they know what to do with. And prices are so low many of those juicy beauties might not make it off the vine. Janet Babin reports.

Debt crisis shows flaws in euro system

Jun 17, 2010
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Bob Moon about why the financial plight of a few European countries is calling the whole euro system into doubt, and how likely it is that some countries might pull out from the eurozone.

Ruling wipes out some NLRB decisions

Jun 17, 2010
The National Labor Relations Board mediates disputes between companies and labor unions. It's supposed to have five members from both political parties, but it had just two members between 2008-2010. So the Supreme Court is throwing out nearly 600 of its decisions from that period. Brett Neely reports.

Banks aim to make up for lost fees

Jun 17, 2010
New credit card reforms have cut into everything from overdraft charges to credit card fees. So now many banks reportedly have plans to scrap free checking as they look for ways to make up for fees lost elsewhere. Stacey Vanek-Smith checks it out.
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How did BP CEO fare before committee?

Jun 17, 2010
Lawmakers kicked off a House subcommittee hearing with more than an hour of BP criticism before the oil company's chief got his chance to talk. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about what happened when BP CEO Tony Hayward testified and why he didn't answer certain questions.

Music from the episode

Brother Down Sam Roberts Band