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Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln scored a come-from-behind victory in the Democratic primary. But a controversial provision she inserted into the financial overhaul bill may be a lost cause. The proposal would ban banks from trading in derivatives. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
TV's annual sale-a-thon, the upfronts, is finally wrapping up. It was a good year for the networks, especially when you consider that there's a lot more competition for our attention and TiVo makes it easy to whiz past TV ads. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why everybody's tuning back into TV.
After shrimp farming took off, the crustacean moved from pricey delicacy to America's favorite seafood. We're up to four pounds a year per person now. Or we were. Since the BP oil spill, shrimp prices have been soaring. Domestically produced U.S. shrimp is up more than 40 percent. Gregory Warner reports.
The U.N. Security Council voted to toughen sanctions against Iran's nuclear program. It's the fourth such round of U.N. sanctions. But the first three rounds haven't stopped Iran from continuing its nuclear program so far. How effective will these new measures be? Brett Neely reports.
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving food paparazzi, Facebook's privacy settings, whether a job on Wall Street is still worth it, and the MBA Oath.
Mindy Lubber, president of the nonprofit environmental advocacy group Ceres, talks with Kai Ryssdal about corporate responsibility and sustainability, and challenges companies might face to go green.
The IRS says that bars and restaurants are under-reporting the amount of tips they earn, so it's responding with more audits of the tax forms filled by the food and beverage industry. John Dimsdale reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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