Jul 7, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Justice Department keeps an eye on BP

Jul 7, 2010
BP CEO Tony Hayward is touring the world asking rich countries to invest, or keep investing, in his beleaguered company as costs for the Gulf oil spill shoot upwards. Apparently, though, this is not just BP's problem. It turns out the U.S. Justice Department is taking a special interest in these meetings. Krissy Clark reports.

Big challenges ahead for Berwick

Jul 7, 2010
President Obama appointed the man who will run Medicare and Medicaid, two of the biggest landmines in the federal budget. John Dimsdale reports that Donald Berwick faces a tough road ahead.

What does U.S. have to export?

Jul 7, 2010
Early this year, President Obama pledged to double U.S. exports over the next five years. Today, he pointed to a 17 percent increase in exports since then, and declared his plan is on track. But with all the jobs we've lost overseas recently, there's a common perception America doesn't make much any more. Bob Moon reports.

Louisiana to BP: Pay for mental health

Jul 7, 2010
The state of Louisiana is asking BP to help pay for mental health counseling to residents hit by the oil spill. Richard LaPratt runs a New Orleans call center that tells people where they can get psychological counseling and other disaster relief services. He talks with Bill Radke.

Children keep Egypt's cotton spinning

Jul 7, 2010
Egypt is famous for its cotton. Vendors around the world boast of their luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. But on many small farms, children are involved in all parts of cotton farming. Julia Simon reports.

Rediscovering the positives of inflation

Jul 7, 2010
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports because he says export jobs are one way we can sail out of our economic doldrums. Our conservative commentator David Frum sees another partial way out of our troubles. He's just not sure the Republican Party wants to hear it.

GM plant closure puts workers in limbo

Jul 7, 2010
In Shreveport, La., a plant that makes Hummers is preparing to close. And employees are faced with a choice: transfer to another plant or get laid off. Kate Archer Kent reports.

Music from the episode

Dehkou ouyouni Maya Nasri
The Flame The Black Keys
Inflation The Whitest Boy Alive