Jun 2, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

Time to put BP into temp. receivership

Jun 2, 2010
Political pressure is mounting on the Obama administration over the BP oil leak. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a criminal investigation. But commentator Robert Reich says the White House needs to go even further.

Commission looks into ratings agencies

Jun 2, 2010
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission held a hearing discussing the role of credit ratings agencies in the financial crisis.

What's the status of stimulus spending?

Jun 2, 2010
Vice President Joe Biden was at the Brooklyn Bridge to talk about a $30 million federal investment for a major rehab of the 117-year-old span. It was a chance for the Obama administration to tout the benefits of its $787 billion stimulus package. Just how much stimulus is left? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Will others follow AT&T data limit plan?

Jun 2, 2010
AT&T says it is eliminating its unlimited data plan starting next week, which means new iPhone and iPad users will have to limit their usage or pay for extra data. Jeff Horwich reports.

Who's benefiting from corn syrup drop?

Jun 2, 2010
The Department of Agriculture says the production of high-fructose corn syrup has been falling for several years. Why? Gregory Warner reports.

High cost for Venezuela social programs

Jun 2, 2010
Venezuela has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into social programs. But because oil revenues are down, large-scale government spending has contributed to high inflation. Reece Erlich reports.

BP, gov't finally accept int'l help on leak

Jun 2, 2010
Six weeks in, BP and the federal government have started accepting some international help in cleaning up the oil leak. Sophisticated skimmers from the Netherlands are set to be at work in the Gulf. What took so long? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Social-shopping sites high in data value

Jun 2, 2010
Nowadays when you want to show off your purchases, the thing to do is go online. It's called "social shopping," and websites where consumers can post their latest buys are popping up all over. Sally Herships reports.

Music from the episode

Smiley - Instrumental Asheru and Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard
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