May 19, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, May, 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May, 19, 2010

Segments From this episode

Protecting taxpayers from derivatives

May 19, 2010
The Senate is still wrestling over key aspects of the financial overhaul bill, and one sticking point comes in the form of derivatives. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Is a drop in oil prices good news?

May 19, 2010
Don't look now, but oil prices are suddenly slipping. Bob Moon reports on whether this is cause for celebration or worry.

Pay teachers, not hedge-fund managers

May 19, 2010
There's a little-known tax loophole that should, and just might, be closed, says commentator Robert Reich, thanks to the fury over Wall Street.

A social network for tots and 'tweens

May 19, 2010
Everyone, it seems, has a Facebook account, and thanks to a new site that just launched, even toddlers can get into the social-networking game. Eve Troeh reports.

A history of in-flight food

May 19, 2010
Rico Gagliano gives a brief history of the rise -- and fall -- of in-flight food, given Continental's recent announcement that it, too, will join the no-food-for-you club.

The life of a delta diver

May 19, 2010
"Delta Divers" is a two-part special airing on the National Geographic Channel tonight that chronicles the lives of commercial divers. Tess Vigeland talks with producer Scott B, along with John Mosier, who for 20 years worked as a commercial diver.

Raise our taxes, please!

May 19, 2010
Like a lot of states, revenue in Arizona is down, and huge cuts are on the table, but voters there have chosen a remedy: raising taxes. Jeff Horwich reports.

Music from the episode

Rock & Folk Marc Grau
We're Young and Beautiful Carrie Underwood