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EBT now stands for restaurant meals

Feb 17, 2010
Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.
Posted In: food stamps

Obama touts benefits of the stimulus

Feb 16, 2010
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act turns 1 tomorrow, and the Obama Administration is hitting to keep motivation high. Steve Chiotakis looks at the stimulus year in review with Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Loans encourage more power plants

Feb 16, 2010
The government is set to guarantee $8 billion in government loan guarantees to build two nuclear power plants in Georgia. Nuclear power suppoters hope the move will jumpstart new construction around the country. John Dimsdale reports.

Government draws more people to D.C.

Feb 10, 2010
The nation's capital is hopping because the bad old days when Washington's murder rate was the highest in the country and the mayor was busted for smoking crack seem like a long time ago. Why? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Washington

Snowstorm boosts hardware store's biz

Feb 10, 2010
Amity Jeans, assistant manager at Frager's Hardware in Washington, D.C., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the East Coast snowstorm has affected the store's business.
Posted In: Washington

Congress freezes under piles of snow

Feb 10, 2010
The East Coast has been pummeled with its second big snowstorm in a week, leaving Congress with no choice but to cancel most of its work. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about what's being pushed back on Capitol Hill.
Posted In: Washington

In New Orleans, Saints vs. candidates

Feb 5, 2010
David Hammer, a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and life-long Saints fan, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Super Bowl is overshadowing The Big Easy's mayoral election.
Posted In: Sports

Deficit reduction to be gradual

Feb 1, 2010
The White House has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget, which would drive the federal deficit to a record $1.5 trillion. So how will President Obama bring the deficit under control? John Dimsdale reports.

Is the Joint Strike Fighter worth it?

Feb 1, 2010
For its sizable price tag, many are concerned Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter won't live up to its $300 billion billing. Others just see the plane going through normal growing pains. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Tea partiers fear profiteering takeover

Feb 1, 2010
High prices have driven Tea Party speakers and supporters from attending the group's first convention this week. Many fear the group is losing its grassroots momentum to Republican profit-driving. Brett Neely reports.

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