Segments From this episode
The bond market is already seeing the first consequence of the new financial reform bill. The three ratings agencies have prohibited the use of their ratings in new bond sales, fearing the law would expose them to new liability. Marketplace's Amy Scott explains.
TARP Special Inspector Neil Barofsky told a Senate panel today that taxpayers have put $3.7 trillion towards the financial bail out. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer explains where all that money went.
Commentator David Frum looks at an economic school of thought called the "multiplier effect" -- which posits that increased government spending leads to increased public consumption -- and wonders if it's possible to accurately measure the effect.
Medical training covers very little on how to confront dying and death with their patients and their families. Marketplace's Caitlan Carroll visits the San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, where they are training physicians on how to tailor care around patients' last wishes.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's China correspondent Scott Tong and new correspondent Rob Schmitz about how the 2010 World Expo reflects the growing consumer culture of China.
Because of conflicting local, state and federal laws regarding medicinal marijuana, banks are uneasy about allowing clinics to have accounts with them.
Marketplace for Wednesday, July 21, 2010