Oct 20, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Merging new music with good business

Oct 20, 2009
No independent music label has done more to bring a lot of bands from obscurity to the top of the college charts than Merge Records. It was started 20 by two punk rockers, Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan. They talk…

What do corporate profits mean for us?

Oct 20, 2009
Pfizer, Caterpillar, Wells Fargo and DuPont are among companies reporting better-than-expected profits this quarter. Analysts say there are more to come. Does good news for corporations mean a recovering economy? Alisa Roth reports.

Looking for a niche with the Nook

Oct 20, 2009
Barnes & Noble is entering the e-reader market with the Nook. What's it got that Amazon's Kindle and the others don't? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Courts are weighing in on budget cuts

Oct 20, 2009
A federal judge in California has barred the state from cutting money from an in-home care program for the elderly and disabled. Other states may see their proposed budget cuts rolled back by the courts, too. Jeff Tyler reports.

Comments from our listeners

Oct 20, 2009
Listeners let us know what they think of our coverage of checkout-line charity, Detroit supermarkets, New York City's Garment District, "The Tao of Wu" and shock advertising.

Lack of sick pay sends colds, flu to work

Oct 20, 2009
Half of America's private-sector workers don't get paid sick leave. So, even when they don't feel well and could infect others, many of them still show up at the office. And that's not what the doctor ordered. Curt Nickisch reports.

When the Dow is up, news is down

Oct 20, 2009
You might think that when the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing, news coverage would increase too. But that's not what a study found from the Pew Center's Project for Excellence In Journalism.

The warning that went unheeded

Oct 20, 2009
In the 1990s, most people didn't know the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's chairman was warning about derivatives and being ignored. Frontline's Michael Kirk reports on Brooksley Born's fight against Washington's economic establishment.

Music from the episode

Summer Crowds In Europe The Clientele
Same Old Drag The Apples In Stereo
Epitaph for My Heart The Magnetic Fields
Epitaph for My Heart The Magnetic Fields

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