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Jun 10, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Segments From this episode

Executive pay reforms met with caution

Jun 10, 2009
The Obama administration is proposing reforms to executive pay that would give shareholders and boards of directors a vote on pay packages for top CEOs. John Dimsdale reports on why some corporate managers say the plan is impractical.

Russia's bond investing cut hurts U.S.

Jun 10, 2009
Russia's central bank plans to cut reserves it invests in U.S. Treasury bonds. That's bad news for the dollar at a time when the U.S. is seeking to sell record amounts of debt. Stephen Beard reports.

Will tobacco regulation change cigs?

Jun 10, 2009
The Senate is considering legislation that will give the FDA power to regulate the tobacco industry. But if it passes, will cigarettes really change? Sarah Gardner reports.

Car dealership system needs overhaul

Jun 10, 2009
General Motors and Chrysler are reducing dealerships to cut costs as they restructure their ailing businesses. Commentator David Frum says the cuts have been a long time coming.

Iranian voters focus on economic issues

Jun 10, 2009
Three candidates are battling to unseat incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran's June 12 presidential election, and many Iranians are basing their votes on the country's economic problems. Reese Erlich reports.

Kiva lets users loan to U.S. businesses

Jun 10, 2009
A number of Web sites help Internet users fund entrepreneurs from developing countries. Now one of the biggest, Kiva.org, will allow users to make microloans to small business owners in the U.S. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Success is more likely if you're tall

Jun 10, 2009
Success or failure in life can be attributed to different factors: drive, intelligence and . . . height? Author Arianne Cohen talks with Kai Ryssdal about why tall people are more likely to succeed professionally and financially than others of shorter stature.

Music from the episode

Tippin' Lightly Smokey Johnson
Malou - Pourquoi Mon Coeur Est Triste Souad Massi