May 5, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Segments From this episode

A reality check on the economy

May 5, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he expects the economy to recover later this year, and there are glimmers of hope in the economic data. But, don't break out the champagne just yet. Steve Henn reports.

An uneasy recovery for Mexico after flu

May 5, 2009
The Mexican government is finally allowing businesses and restaurants to reopen after a five-day shutdown because of the swine flu. But, it's not quite a return to normalcy. Dan Grech reports.

Leno may do live commercials on show

May 5, 2009
As TV networks roll out their schedules for next season, NBC is banking on Jay Leno's 10 p.m. show to be a success. They've hinted at an extra incentive to lure advertisers. Rico Gagliano reports.

Controversy over pollution permits

May 5, 2009
Congress is considering global warming legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. But, there is controversy over how to control the emissions, and whether to give the carbon allowances away or make emitters pay. Sarah Gardner reports.

No-frills colleges don't have big costs

May 5, 2009
As high school seniors await college acceptance letters, parents must figure out how to pay for the costs of higher education. Policy makers in Pennsylvania are considering new ways to make college more affordable. Joel Rose reports.

McDonald's perks up coffee competition

May 5, 2009
McDonald's is launching a massive advertising campaign to promote its specialty coffee. Jeremy Hobson reports.

What sets burger chain In-N-Out apart

May 5, 2009
Stacy Perman, author of a new book on the Western U.S. fast-food chain In-N-Out, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what makes the burger joint different from its competition.

Letters: Focus, perks, hairmats

May 5, 2009
Listeners weigh in on stories about multitasking, generational differences, pension plans and soup kitchens, company perks, and hairmats.

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