Apr 13, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Did WaMu's fraud lower rest of market?

Apr 13, 2010
For a long time, Washington Mutual used a catchy tagline in its ads, "The Power of Yes." And new investigations show it wasn't just talking the talk: widespread fraud throughout the company let it say yes to just about everybody. Alisa Roth reports.

Lehman used 'alter ego' to shift risks

Apr 13, 2010
The New York Times' Louise Story talks with Kai Ryssdal about a story she co-wrote involving a shadow bank that helped Lehman Brothers cover up risky investments that helped bring the company and economy to its knees.

Twitter unveils advertising platform

Apr 13, 2010
Since Twitter's users exploded into the millions, there have been questions about how the site would make money. A new ad plan may have some answers. Rico Gagliano reports.

Farmers profit off gene-modified crops

Apr 13, 2010
A panel from the National Research Council released a report evaluating the profitability of using genetically-modified crops. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Independent oil producers still profiting

Apr 13, 2010
Independent oil and gas producers are used to risking everything on a single drill. Those wildcatters pioneered the business of dragging fossil fuels out of the ground, and they're still at it today. Kate Archer Kent reports.

Letters: ISPs, Spirit Airlines, Weintraub

Apr 13, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving net neutrality, Spirit Airlines charging for carry-on bags, Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, and Muslims and Jews working together to provide kosher and halal meat.

A new reality for living on 'eaarth'

Apr 13, 2010
Author Bill McKibben talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," why he chose that title, and what we have to do cope with how we've changed our planet.

Music from the episode

Secret Deals Maus Haus
Secret Deals Maus Haus
Fake The Cure
Fake The Cure
Word Up Cameo
Word Up Cameo