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Segments From this episode
Derivatives contracts were first used by farmers as a way to sell their crops in advance. Derivatives trading has gotten much more complex since then -- as has the plan to regulate them. Brett Neely reports.
The Institute of Medicine has recommended that the FDA force a gradual cutback in how much salt is allowed to be processed in foods. Dr. Benjamin Jones, a flavor chemist at David Michael & Co., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how that might affect the taste in your favorite foods.
Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the mood for foreign businesses is getting a little tense in China, and how much longer it can go on being factory to the world.
Jason Chen, editor of technology website Gizmodo.com, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the new ended iPhone up in his hands months before its release and what's so special about it.
Marketplace for Tuesday, April 20, 2010