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Treasury plans to measure lending

Steve Henn | Jan 13, 2009
The Treasury Department has invested billions of dollars in bailout money to more than 250 banks. Today it opened up the bailout money to 3,000 small community banks. Now the Treasury plans to compare lending levels between banks that got government money and those that didn't. But will it work? Steve Henn reports.
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Obama's stimulus plan seeks tax cuts

John Dimsdale | Jan 5, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama made the rounds on Capitol Hill today to drum up support for his $750 billion stimulus package. The plan contains a big change from earlier proposals -- a call for $300 billion in tax cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
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Day in the Work Life: Tattoo artist

| Jul 11, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go under the needle with tattoo artist Albert Sgambati.
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Poking a hole in the bubble theory

| Jan 14, 2009
Once again the U.S. economy is recovering from the collapse of a financial bubble. Economist Dean Baker, author of "Plunder and Blunder," tells Kai Ryssdal that dramatic ups and downs need not be a part of our capitalist system.
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Will transition to digital TV be delayed?

Jeff Tyler | Jan 14, 2009
The transition from analog to digital television is becoming a little scrambled. Government coupons for the digital television converter program have run out, leading some to call for a delay in the transition. Jeff Tyler reports a delay could be costly for TV stations.
Posted In: Science
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Oatmeal: It's what's for breakfast

Mitchell Hartman | Dec 22, 2008
A number of fast-food chains have recently added oatmeal to the menu. The breakfast staple is a cheaper alternative to the three-egg omelette, and a favorite of Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman, who found a good oatmeal in Portland.
Posted In: Food
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Translation software opens up doors

Gretchen Wilson | Jan 14, 2009
For people living in developing countries, it can be difficult learning how to use technology when the language can't be understood. But with new translation software becoming available, a whole new world of technology is opening up. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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Application fees add to college costs

| Jan 9, 2009
Forget tuition, room and board and books; you start paying for college the moment you mail in the application. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Education
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Safety net needed as we wait for help

| Jan 14, 2009
While we wait for President-elect Obama to hammer out details of another stimulus plan, help is needed to keep us staying afloat. Commentator Robert Reich says we need a safety net to protect us from falling further.
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Citi's sell-off ushers in consolidation era

Steve Henn | Jan 14, 2009
Citigroup's deal to spin off brokerage firm Smith Barney seems to be the company's first step in selling off businesses and assets that are pulling down the financial services giant. And Citi's deconstruction could lead to more consolidation. Steven Henn reports.

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