Nov 18, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Segments From this episode

Harvesting gas from the dairy air

Nov 18, 2009
A California utility is aggressively developing power sources cleaner than coal -- natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar ... and now even cow manure. But Pacific Gas & Electric isn't turning green totally on its own. It's the law. Sarah…

Is gov't aid nearing its limits?

Nov 18, 2009
Construction of new homes dipped 10% last month. What does the surprising drop say about our recovery? Bob Moon reports.

Companies get smart on digital data

Nov 18, 2009
The data trail we leave behind in the digital age keeps growing. Professor Andreas Weigend talks with Kai Ryssdal about how businesses are trying to figure out how to use that data effectively.

Why are shipping stocks up in Asia?

Nov 18, 2009
Demand for container ships has been stuck in the doldrums, yet in Asia several big publicly-traded shipping companies are enjoying a boom in their stock price. Steve Henn reports.

Asset-driven recovery still needs work

Nov 18, 2009
A lot of companies are reporting good profits, but many people are unsure if things have really turned around. What gives? Commentator Robert Reich says it's not that hard to figure out.

Weatherization plan may stimulate jobs

Nov 18, 2009
David Leonhardt of the New York Times talks with Kai Ryssdal about what can be done to keep the unemployment rate from rising, and discusses another stimulus plan in the works.

California bans energy-eating TVs

Nov 18, 2009
California regulators have banned certain kinds of flat-screen TVs to meet energy-efficiency requirements. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A customer looks over flat-panel televisions at a Best Buy store in Chicago, Ill.
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Music from the episode

Geek Dreams Jasz, Rikki, GK, Brennon
Cow Hop Coyote Zen