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Marketplace for Thursday, May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 20, 2010

Segments From this episode

Are U.S. shoppers over frugality?

May 20, 2010
Luxury stores are reporting a sizable jump in profits, and they're hopeful it shows American consumers are more willing to buy -- not just what they need, but what they want. Bob Moon reports.

Banks, get your reserves up!

May 20, 2010
The financial overhaul bill imposes tough capital requirements on big banks, but the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve, among others, are opposed. John Dimsdale talks with Tess Vigeland about the latest regarding the financial overhaul bill.

EPA says, 'Use a less toxic cure for spill'

May 20, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency said today that BP has to start using a less toxic form of chemical dispersant to break up that big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Rob Schmitz reports.

Thank the recession for busy start-ups

May 20, 2010
Mitchell Hartman talks to Tess Vigeland about a report today from the Kauffman Foundation that suggests the recession helped breed an especially industrious group of entrepreneurs.

California cities join forces

May 20, 2010
Professor Jefferey Sellers from the University of Southern California talks with Tess Vigeland about how the recession has led some California cities to consider sharing services and programs.

Lobbyists demand some respect

May 20, 2010
The American League of Lobbyists is ponying up $25,000 to start a PR campaign. Brett Neely reports.

Marketplace for Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music from the episode

Dear Old Greenland Andrew Bird
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John