Jul 14, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Segments From this episode

Small banks more prone to failure?

Jul 14, 2010
Small banks are having a hard time paying back their TARP money and are more vulnerable to failure and government take over -- but some experts say that small bank failures is just par for the course.

Reform bill grazed past shadow banks

Jul 14, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace editor Paddy Hirsch how the financial reform bill barely touched on shadow banks, "alter egos" larger banks use to cover up risky investments.

The chips are up and the economy's too?

Jul 14, 2010
Intel just posted its best quarter in 10 years. Experts wonder: Can the chip maker's success be an indicator of better things to come for the economy?

Gulf seafood gets 'sniff' tests for oil, chemicals

Jul 14, 2010
When the BP oil spill started, people immediately wondered about how the oil would affect the animals, particularly seafood that people consume -- but Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports that people should also be looking out for chemical dispersants.

Stay plugged in while traveling

Jul 14, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to "Attack of the Show" host Kevin Pereira the latest in tech gadgets to take on your summer trip.

Making the most of 9 p.m.

Jul 14, 2010
After Larry King announced he was ending his talk show in the fall, CNN has been tackling the challenge of filling his 9 p.m. slot, one of TV's most crucial spots.

Some cities want fewer roadways, not more

Jul 14, 2010
Wider roads and new freeways and highways are a big part of the President Obama's stimulus plan, except many urban areas want to tear down highways and freeways, not build them.

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Two Weeks Grizzly Bear
Wildcat Ratatat