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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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Wednesday, July 14, 2010