May 25, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Segments From this episode

Reform may consolidate home care

May 25, 2010
Home health and hospice provider Gentiva plans to acquire Odyssey. That merger would create one of the largest hospice companies in the U.S. Gregory Warner reports.

Do Google ads really help generate biz?

May 25, 2010
Google released a report that says its advertising helped generate $54 billion of economic activity last year. Brett Neely reports there's more to that number than meets the eye.

Accounting for market volatility

May 25, 2010
In the past couple of weeks the three major indices have lost 10 percent. More than 1,000 points on the Dow. That's a lot of money not in stocks. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with Wall Street.

Is a job on Wall Street still worth it?

May 25, 2010
When financial services were driving the economy, it seemed a no-brainer to send the cream of the academic crop to Wall Street. But after the last few years of financial crisis, a lot of people are asking whether it's worth it for graduates and the country. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Letters: Plenitude, financial reform, etc.

May 25, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving stepping back to explore the plenitude, a commentary criticizing the financial overhaul bill, reforming investment behavior, and the social media site Togetherville.

Biotech tries its hand at artificial organs

May 25, 2010
Americans are surviving long enough that many of us are outliving our organs, and it's taking millions of dollars each year in health care to maintain them. Artificial organs could change that. Kerry Grens reports.

Biz resumes may hurt Cali politicians

May 25, 2010
In California, former executives from Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Facebook are running for office. But in some cases, that business-world background can backfire. Jeff Tyler reports.

Music from the episode

Don't Look Back In Anger Devendra Banhart, Noah Georgeson
Burn One Down Ben Harper
As Serious As Your Life Four Tet