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Apr 7, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Segments From this episode

The value of platinum begins to rise

Apr 7, 2010
A new exchange-traded fund allows consumers to buy and sell platinum just like they would sharers of stock. And prices are soaring. Sally Herships reports.

Goldman defends its actions in letter

Apr 7, 2010
In Goldman Sachs' eight-page annual shareholder letter, the Wall Street bank sought to reassure shareholders it's been acting in the best interest of its clients. Even when it was trading for itself. Jeremy Hobson reports.

More real estate sites go after renters

Apr 7, 2010
Trulia.com, one of the top search Web sites for home buyers, is moving into the rental business. It joins a growing crowd of online sites that are jumping into the rental market. Mitchell Hartman reports.

A scramble to reassess home values

Apr 7, 2010
Many Americans are paying a lot on property taxes, so a flood of homeowners are appealing to get their home values reassessed in hopes of saving some money. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Acquiring a mortgage loan
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Why are the French smoking more?

Apr 7, 2010
It's been two years since France banned smoking in public places. Despite that and steep taxes on cigarettes, the French are puffing even more. John Laurenson reports.

Immigrants: The key to Social Security

Apr 7, 2010
Even though most Americans are putting money into the Social Security fund, those taxes are falling short of what's needed to break even. Commentator Robert Reich says letting more immigrants into the U.S. may be the answer.

Ryanair mulls a fee for bathroom use

Apr 7, 2010
If you're flying Ryainair, you might want to brace yourself for a new fee. The budget carrier is considering a plan to charge for use of its lavatories on short flights. Brett Neely reports.

Retailers prep for consumer spending

Apr 7, 2010
Sherif Mityas, a retail analyst for global management firm A.T. Kearney, talks with Bob Moon about how retailers can position themselves to jump in when consumer spending starts to turn around, and what happens if they jump the gun.

Music from the episode

Coconut Boogaloo Medeski, Martin & Wood