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Obama outlines review regulations for agencies

Jan 18, 2011
President Obama will sign an executive order requiring that federal agencies review regulations that might hurt economic growth. He outlines the plan in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, as Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Putting tax refunds on prepaid cards could benefit government

Jan 15, 2011
The government is offering Americans who earn less than $36,000 to get their tax refund on a prepaid card. It'll be useful for customers without checking accounts, but as David Gura reports, it's also mostly at the benefit of the government itself.

Lot 354: A Tale of America's Housing Meltdown

Jan 13, 2011
We follow the story of America's housing meltdown through one house -- Lot 354, a Spanish bungalow in Los Angeles. From former and current owners to real estate agents and neighbors, the characters and industries affected by Lot 354 tell the story of the rise and fall of America's housing market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

PREVIEW: Lot 354

Jan 13, 2011
Marketplace worked with Los Angeles public TV station KCET and its show, SoCal Connected, to tell the story of a single home, and that home's place in the American economy. Kai Ryssdal gives us a sneak peek inside "Lot 354."
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

Governor announces California's tight budget plan

Jan 10, 2011
Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget plan this morning: a proposed $12 billion in spending cuts. There will be cuts in services like welfare and health care, and it's also expected that Brown may ask voters to raise taxes. Jeff Tyler reports.

How much did the Fed make?

Jan 10, 2011
This final note today, in honor of the opening of corporate earnings season. Alcoa reported profits after the bell this afternoon, basically in...
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Obama Administration reaches out to Wall Street

Jan 7, 2011
With Gene Sperling rumored to replace Larry Summers as head of the National Economic Council, analysts say this is a strategic move on the part of the Obama administration to reach out to the business community. Scott Tong reports.

More Turks leaving Germany than coming in

Jan 6, 2011
More Turkish Germans are heading back to their home country -- motivated by factors like better job opportunities in Turkey and not wanting to feel like a foreigner.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Are Issa's plans too political?

Jan 6, 2011
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

Will Republicans be able to reach their budget goal?

Jan 5, 2011
The 112th Congress began today, and the Republicans have officially taken over the House. Now it's a matter of how well they'll execute their campaign promises. John Dimsdale reports.