Mar 31, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Segments From this episode

Firms incur big charges for health law

Mar 31, 2010
Boeing has announced a $150 million charge to its earnings because of the new health care law. It's the latest in a string of big companies to make similar announcements. Nancy Marshall Gezner reports.

Impact of new U.S. offshore drilling

Mar 31, 2010
President Obama lifted a longstanding moratorium on oil drilling in parts of the U.S. Sarah Gardner reports the move didn't sit well with opponents of offshore drilling or even some oil-friendly Republicans.

What's driving L.A. film boom?

Mar 31, 2010
Last year, L.A. saw the biggest drop in filming on record. But according to industry group numbers, filming is up on the L.A. streets. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports it's because of what's happening behind the scenes.

Will plan work to rebuild Haiti?

Mar 31, 2010
Professor Robert Fatton talks with Kai Ryssdal about what strikes him in the Haiti reconstruction action plan and whether it will work.

Making use out of an old Chrysler plant

Mar 31, 2010
Dozens of old car plants have been shuttered over the last two years, and some of the unused factory equipment gets salvaged or sold off. Buildings are usually demolished, but one factory in Delaware is being re-imagined. Alisa Roth reports.

Don't subject payday lenders to reform

Mar 31, 2010
Congress is mulling new regulations that will limit big banks, mortgage lenders and consumer loan companies like payday lenders. Commentator and payday lender Darrin Andersen says that's a bad idea.

Chutney, curry, samosas... mozzarella?

Mar 31, 2010
Americans have grown used to all sorts of things coming from India -- from computer support to software. But now, India could arrive on your kitchen table. And not in the form of curry. Elliot Hannon explains.

Music from the episode

In The Cave Antonello Paliotti
You're the One The Black Keys
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Borderline, Baby The Dylan Group