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Apr 28, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Segments From this episode

Is burning leaked oil worth the costs?

Apr 28, 2010
The U.S. Coast Guard set fire to parts of a giant oil slick that is spreading just off the Louisiana coast. Burning the oil is designed to keep it from drifting into coastal estuaries and wetlands filled with wildlife. John Dimsdale reports clean-up crews are facing no easy choices.

Plastic pushes up Dow Chemical profits

Apr 28, 2010
Strong profits from big companies sent the stock market up today, and one of them was Dow Chemical. Its net income surged almost 2300%. Jill Barshay reports.

The impact of Greece's debt crisis

Apr 28, 2010
Spain became the third European country in two days to have its bond rating downgraded. European bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Tess Vigeland about what implications that move will have and the latest rescue package for Greece.

What it takes to achieve excellence

Apr 28, 2010
BBC sports commentator Matthew Syed talks with Tess Vigeland about his new book "Bounce," and what lies behind success and excellence in sports and other endeavors.

Telekom aims for more women on board

Apr 28, 2010
In Germany, women are almost completely absent from boardrooms. Now one company is doing something about it. Kyle James reports.

China paranoid over currency question

Apr 28, 2010
Commentator David Frum recently returned from a State Department-sponsored tour of Chinese universities, and says many students expressed concern over U.S. pressure on China to "up value" its currency.

Why investors trade with Goldman

Apr 28, 2010
At a Senate hearing, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was asked if his bank had an obligation to tell clients they were being sold a shoddy product. Blankein said investors knew what they were getting into. If he's right, why would anyone want to bet against them? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Music from the episode

In The Morning - Hot Chip Remix Junior Boys, Hot Chip
Alright, Already Combustible Edison