Marketplace for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007
Dec 26, 2007

Marketplace for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Finding rich executives behaving badly

Dec 26, 2007
Plenty of executives and their companies were exposed for questionable behavior this year. Michelle Leder, editor of Footnoted.org, dug up many of these indiscretions from the fine print of SEC filings. She talks with host Amy Scott.

Buffett buys manufacturing giant

Dec 26, 2007
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy 60% of the manufacturing giant Marmon Holdings. At $4.5 billion it's the biggest deal Buffett's done outside the insurance business. Jill Barshay reports.

Indonesia rebuilds with tsunami aid

Dec 26, 2007
Three years ago a tsunami in Indonesia killed more than 230,000 people. It also spurred an outpouring of $13 billion in aid from around the globe. Jeremy Hobson reports on where the money went.

Prospering at helping cheaters

Dec 26, 2007
Some 2 million certification exams are taken in the I.T. profession alone every year. The Boston Globe has been investigating a new industry that helps people cheat on those tests. Correspondent Kevin Baron discussed his findings with host Amy Scott.

America needs immigrants' ambition

Dec 26, 2007
Illegal immigration is still a hot topic on the campaign trail. But commentator Robert Reich says the current debate over the issue misses the mark.

Armoires can't hold latest in TV fashion

Dec 26, 2007
The armoire is the workhorse of the modern luxury hotel room. Or it was until the flat screen TV came along. Mary-Rose Abraham reports on how hotels are thinking outside of the big, wooden box.

Relearning the significance of risk

Dec 26, 2007
Lack of oversight and regulation paved the way for the subprime lending collapse and the nation's current credit crunch. Steve Tripoli has been covering the story and says the root problem was people forget about risk. He explains with host Amy Scott.

'Twas the day after Christmas . . .

Dec 26, 2007
Ever been out shopping the morning after Christmas? It's kind of busy, actually. People sneaking out of work to spend gift cards and snap up a few post-holiday bargains. Amy Scott caught up with one shopper -- the kind retailers are counting on.

Music from the episode

Tonight I Have To Leave It Shout Out Louds
New Fast Aden
Banderilla Calexico
Sweet Lady Genevieve The Kinks