Apr 21, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Segments From this episode

Some industries cheer derivatives vote

Apr 21, 2010
The Senate Agriculture Committee voted to bank banks from trading in derivatives. Bank lobbyists may not be pleased with the decision, but the vote recognizes that derivatives do have some legitimate uses. Brett Neely reports.

Big and local banks diverge on reform

Apr 21, 2010
Big banks are fighting like mad against financial reform, but many of the little ones think change is actually a good idea. Alisa Roth reports.

States, online retailers feud over taxes

Apr 21, 2010
Amazon is suing over an attempt by the state of North Carolina to target customers who've been avoiding sales taxes. Bob Moon reports.

Farmers differ on climate change path

Apr 21, 2010
The climate change debate has stirred up Midwest farmers over how to move to a carbon-free economy. Jay Field reports.

Target drops Visa, will issue own card

Apr 21, 2010
Target says it will stop issuing its Visa credit cards and shift to cards of its own, just for use in stores. Why? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A Target Visa card
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A career in staying ahead of the casinos

Apr 21, 2010
Author Josh Axelrad talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book "Repeat Until Rich," how he ended up as a professional blackjack player, and how card counting works.

Senate's regulation bill omits 3 reforms

Apr 21, 2010
The Senate is expected to start a floor debate on financial reform soon. Commentator Robert Reich says the bill under consideration is a good start, but lacks some important reforms.

Music from the episode

This Land is Your Land Amir ElSaffar and David Rawlings
This Land is Your Land Amir ElSaffar and David Rawlings
Brittney Burned the Books The Cheap Seats
Brittney Burned the Books The Cheap Seats
Plastic People The Getaway People
Plastic People The Getaway People