Jun 3, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, June 3, 2010

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BP may have to sell assets to survive

Jun 3, 2010
Ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch downgraded BP's credit status by one notch and warned of further downgrades if BP doesn't stem the Gulf oil leak. Doubts about BP's future grow everyday. Some analysts say it may have to sell off…

The role of risk in BP's oil leak

Jun 3, 2010
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon happened -- not the mechanics of it, but the human nature of it.

Did bad weather slow April retail sales?

Jun 3, 2010
April retail sales were below expectations for stores like Abercrombie & Fitch and JC Penney. Many analysts are blaming the weather. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Advertisers may score on NBA nostalgia

Jun 3, 2010
This year's NBA finals have served up a great rivalry: the Lakers vs. the Celtics. No two teams have so dominated the history of the NBA. Even though young phenoms like LeBron James are sitting this one out, advertisers are…

Rethinking bankers see, bankers do

Jun 3, 2010
It's difficult to regulate some risk-taking that seems hardwired into industries like Wall Street, where traders are in constant competition to sell more stocks and make money. Commentator K.C. Cole says the first step is to behave in a way…

Local Mexican music boosts ringtone biz

Jun 3, 2010
Josh Kun, associate professor at the University of Southern California, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the why regional Mexican bands are huge business for cell-phone ringtone providers and major labels.

Network helps brands reach Hispanics

Jun 3, 2010
Latinos have a lot of buying power. So some of America's biggest brands are collaborating in a network focusing on understanding the Hispanic consumer. Jeff Tyler reports.

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