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Apr 28, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Segments From this episode

What stress tests mean for banks, us

Apr 28, 2009
As big banks get results from their stress tests, some say Bank of America and Citigroup may need to raise billions in capital to keep running. What do the results mean for the banks and public? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Lean times for savers likely to continue

Apr 28, 2009
Rates of interest on savings accounts have fallen along with the federal funds rate. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, savers are likely to face more lean times.

Sleep aid sales up, but do they work?

Apr 28, 2009
Sales of over-the-counter sleep aids like Advil PM are up as more people toss and turn over the economy. But are these medications really effective? Joel Rose reports.

Publicly funded research for a price

Apr 28, 2009
Publicly funded research doesn't seem so public when the public has to pay to read the results in a journal. A proposed law would help publishing companies preserve their business models, but it would limit public access to the research. Janet Babin reports.

Technology's role in swine flu outbreak

Apr 28, 2009
Technology has changed since our last major outbreak of the avian flu. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dr. David Abramson of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness about how technology is affecting how we get information about the swine flu.

New food-growth product a bit hairy

Apr 28, 2009
A Florida company has developed an all-natural product that it says could revolutionize how food is grown in the U.S. It's called Smart Grow, but it might be a tough sell. Dan Grech explains.

Zipcar moves into D.C.'s public sector

Apr 28, 2009
Zipcar members across the country can rent a car for a few hours when needed. Now the car-sharing company is offering its services to municipalities, and Washington, D.C., is the first to take it for a spin. Tamara Keith reports.

Corning to laid-off workers: Come back!

Apr 28, 2009
Specialty glassmaker Corning is asking some of its laid-off workers to come back to help it keep up with rising demand for its products. Is this a sign of things to come? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Music from the episode

Time Trap Built To Spill
Sleepwalk The Shadows