Jun 30, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Summer Reading: Heidi Moore

Jun 30, 2010
Cocaine, sex and power make for a juicy read. Reporter Heidi Moore shares her summer reading pick "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir," which she says parallels the addictions to money and power on Wall Street that contributed to the financial crisis.

AIG waived right to sue big banks?

Jun 30, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Louise Story about the piece she wrote with Gretchen Morgenson on AIG and how the company waived its right to sue the banks that underwrote the mortgage securities it was insuring.

New diapers for trendier tushes

Jun 30, 2010
New parents often will go to great lengths to get the for their baby. The latest trendy item for baby are designer diapers, so babies can stikll look their best with their pants off.

Information overload, an age-old problem

Jun 30, 2010
Author William Powers talks to Kai about how information overload is not an ancient problem, but a modern one, along with ideas on how to combat the deluge of information people face everyday.

Ford starting to pay back debt

Jun 30, 2010
Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into what it means that automaker Ford to start paying off its debt, in cash, and what is in store in its future.

Making the most of a trip

Jun 30, 2010
It isn't cheap to travel these days, what with the cost of fuel and air travel, but commentator Robert Reich proposes a few of his ideas to get more bang for his buck -- and his weight.

Day laborers take the stage

Jun 30, 2010
A theater troupe of day laborers for day laborers, Teatro Jornalero, performs educational plays about labor and immigration laws, mixed in with the challenges day laborers face.

The President's economic game plan

Jun 30, 2010
On the heels of yesterday's worrisome report on consumer confidence, the president made his way to Racine, Wisconsin this morning. Marketplace's senior business correspondent, Bob Moon reports.

Music from the episode

P.S. Film School
Zodiac Shit Flying Lotus
Uninvisible Medeski, Martin & Wood