Aug 11, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Why is the U.S. importing so much?

Aug 11, 2010
In the month of June, the U.S. imported a whole lot more stuff than we sent overseas. By "whole lot," we mean $49.9 billion worth. That's the worst number in almost two years. But here's the thing, if our economy's…

Banks find themselves in a tough spot

Aug 11, 2010
The Federal Reserve said it wouldn't add more money into the economy. But that it would continue to reinvest the money it put in during the financial crisis. That money is meant to help banks shore up their balance sheets…

A quick roundup of economic data

Aug 11, 2010
Sometimes the editors here at Marketplace can be long-winded, and all-together confusing. So we asked them to explain the news, and keep it short.

Long-term economic woes fuel anger

Aug 11, 2010
Someday the recession will end. There won't be any more talk of double dips and extending unemployment benefits. And then everything's gonna be OK. Isn't it? Commentator Robert Reich worries that it won't.

Retailers tailor products to shoppers

Aug 11, 2010
Macy's announced that second-quarter profits went through the roof. Adriene Hill went to find why, and what retailers are doing to get customers in the door

Zimbabwe sells controversial diamonds

Aug 11, 2010
Zimbabwe is selling diamonds after getting the go-ahead from a group designed to prevent trafficking of so-called "conflict diamonds." But human rights groups say the diamonds sold were mined from an area where government soldiers killed people, raped women and…

A green way to dispose human remains

Aug 11, 2010
Six U.S. states have approved of a new, low-carbon way to dispose of human remains called resmomation. It involves reducing the body to a mixture of liquid and minerals. A group of funeral directors in a northern Belgian province wants…

Brown relishes campaign spending gap

Aug 11, 2010
California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown served two terms as governor in the '70s, and is now the state's attorney general. His campaign offers are meager compared to Whitman's. She's already spent $100 million so far. He, less than a million.…

Music from the episode

Jezebel Iron & Wine
Deep Red Bells Neko Case
Deep Red Bells Neko Case