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Will a stimulus really help the economy?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 21, 2008
The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy

No holiday for world's markets

Stephen Beard | Jan 21, 2008
Markets around the world suffered significant drops today. Some analysts blamed global disappointment over the Bush administration's proposed stimulus plan. But there may be more alarming factors at work. Stephen Beard reports.

The dubious road to Clorox's new GreenWorks product line

Heidi Siegelbaum | Jan 21, 2008
Let's start our journey in 2007 when Clorox and the American Red Cross crossed historically strict legal boundaries on using third-party...

Good Commentary

Chris Farrell | Jan 21, 2008
This is a good commentary on fiscal stimulus by Mike Mandel, chief economist at BW....

Tata Nano versus the SUV

Heidi Siegelbaum | Jan 21, 2008
I think the Tata Nano is brilliant. Imagine... it gets 50 mpg, is designed for diesel and possibly electric, is cost effective and is sold in kits...
Posted In: India, Tata

South Africa pulls the plug

Gretchen Wilson | Jan 21, 2008
South Africa's been in the grip of a serious power shortage lately, thanks to local demand exceeding supply. Gretchen Wilson reports the country is cutting supply for some other countries sucking power to keep up.

A cab ride turned sales pitch

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jan 21, 2008
Cab drivers in London are getting paid to pitch various products to their passengers during the ride. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains to Scott Jagow how the idea of sales are mentioned in conversation -- and why it works.
Posted In: Travel

Saving MLK for U.S. artists

| Jan 21, 2008
Barre, Vermont calls itself the granite center of the world, so a Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial made in China doesn't exactly thrill the town. John Dillon has the story on a movement trying to deter the coming of a sculpture.

The world catches Wall Street's cold

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jan 21, 2008
With a global economy, why is the U.S. market still so important? Marketplace's Stephen Beard talks with Scott Jagow about the negative impact President Bush's economic stimulus announcement is having on world markets.
Posted In: Economy

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Chris Farrell | Jan 21, 2008
An important day for remembrance. I'll be back answering questions tomorrow.

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