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Changes to help a troubled economy

Feb 23, 2009
President Obama signed into law an $787 billion stimulus package. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski how credit card changes and plugging tax loopholes would help the economy right now.

Billions of bullets: Cheap and unregulated

Feb 26, 2013
A new article explores the expansive business of ammunition in the United States, and whether a bullet tax would act as effective regulation.
Posted In: guns, bullets

Depression or recession: What's in a name?

Aug 15, 2011
Sasha Strauss, managing director at Innovation Protocol, discusses why the name of an economic crisis can affect its overall impact.

Subprime student loans?

Nov 3, 2009
Make sure you catch Marketplace tonight. We're airing the first of two stories on for-profit colleges like the University of Phoenix. These...

Who wins in a cash-for-keys deal?

Apr 10, 2009
Some banks are paying homeowners to voluntarily leave their foreclosed homes. The new method is cheaper than an eviction, but real estate broker Richard Allen says neither side comes out on top. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Why the rich matter

Mar 16, 2009
Thanks to greedy bankers and cons like Bernard Madoff, the wealthy aren't so popular these days. But if you think the rich don't benefit the rest of us, think again. Jeff Tyler reports.

House GOP explains 'no' stimulus vote

Jan 30, 2009
House Republicans, none of whom voted for President Obama's stimulus plan, are mounting a campaign to defend their positions as pressure from critics and constituents builds. Jeremy Hobson reports.

CEO Meg Whitman on the future of Hewlett-Packard

Nov 20, 2012
The CEO of Hewlett-Packard discusses the company's announcement today of "serious accounting improprieties" by Autonomy Corporation, and her five-year turnaround plan.
Posted In: Meg Whitman, Hp

Reich: Eliminate payroll taxes to improve economy

Aug 25, 2010
Marketplace commentator Robert Reich thinks that reducing payroll taxes will get consumers to start spending again, which will help get the economy moving again.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Study: Cell phones could be killing off bees

May 31, 2010
The reason behind a massive die-off of honey bees over the last several years has largely eluded scientists, but researchers at Punjab University...



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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

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