Segments From this episode
Barnes & Noble shares are flying high after the company announced it's considering putting itself up for sale. It's the latest plot twist for a publishing industry that's madly trying to figure out its next chapter. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
China is bracing for a wild ride. It's got its own real estate bubble. And now that bubble threatens to burst. What does that mean for the rest of us? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
There has been some upbeat news from the Gulf oil spill lately -- BP says its effort to plug the blown-out well is looking good and government scientists say the spill no longer poses a threat to the Florida Keys or the East Coast. Reporter Krissy Clark talks with Bob Moon about where we stand with the spill.
Alfred E. Mann, founder of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation and chairman of the board and CEO of MannKind Corporation, talks with Bob Moon about his efforts to donate his fortunes to charity.
Canada has vast oil resources, but most of the stuff buried in Alberta is too deep for traditional mining techniques. But where there's a decent profit margin, there's a way. Sean Cole reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Music from the episode
The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now Sufjan Stevens
Spreadin' Honey - Remastered Mono Version Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band