Oct 13, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Overwhelmed by check-out-line charity

Oct 13, 2009
It's becoming more common for grocery store shoppers to be asked to contribute to charities while they're in the check-out line. Those small contributions can add up for worthy causes, but there are hidden costs involved. Michael May reports.

Case checks business roles in apartheid

Oct 13, 2009
A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa's former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Facebook to discern companies, fans

Oct 13, 2009
Facebook is home to hundreds of pages dedicated to companies and products, and lots of them look official. But how do you separate real pages from pages established by fans? The social networking giant is going to find out. Alisa Roth reports.

More Agent Orange vets to benefit

Oct 13, 2009
The Veterans Administration plans to expand the list of illnesses it recognizes as caused by exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange, making Vietnam vets with those illnesses eligible for government-paid treatment. John Dimsdale reports.

How to pick jurors for Wall Street trial?

Oct 13, 2009
As jury selection continues in the trial of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers, Kai Ryssdal talks with trial consultant Susan MacPherson about how lawyers pick jurors for such complex and high-profile cases.

Depression diary has recession lessons

Oct 13, 2009
A diary written during the Great Depression by a young lawyer named Benjamin Roth is now a book edited by his son, Daniel Roth, and James Ledbetter. The editors talk with Kai Ryssdal about what the diary means for today.

Goldman bonuses raise Wall Street bar

Oct 13, 2009
Goldman Sachs' bonus pool is reportedly $23 billion -- a figure Goldman disputes. Whatever the number turns out to be when Goldman reports profits on Thursday, it won't convince anybody that Wall Street has changed its ways. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Music from the episode

Boy With a Coin Iron & Wine