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Illinois seeks $13B for budget shortfall

Mar 10, 2010
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will be unveiling plans to make up for his state's huge budget shortfall, and state residents are putting forward their own suggestions to raise $13 billion. Jay Field reports.

Data shows rise in financial lobbying

Mar 2, 2010
The financial industry spent nearly $500 million sending lobbyists to Capitol Hill last year, and some analysts say that number is set to go higher in 2010. Brett Neely explores how this spending has paid off on influencing legislation.

Bernanke returns to different hearing

Feb 24, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is facing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, now with his focus pulled away from defending his job. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner about Bernanke's testimony.

Bipartisan panel to tackle rising deficit

Feb 18, 2010
President Obama named a bipartisan panel to come up with ways to deal with a federal deficit expected to reach $1.6 trillion this year. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about who's on the panel and whether it will be effective.

What can budget commission achieve?

Feb 17, 2010
The Senate nixed a proposal to create a bipartisan commission suggesting ways to cut the budget deficit, so President Obama will create one by executive order. Brett Neely reports.

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