Marketplace for April 13, 2011

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Marketplace for April 13, 2011

Letters: Fannie and Freddie, shopping malls

Going over listener responses to past stories. This week: whether the government is promising more than it can accomplish, the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the vacancies in shopping malls.

The 'not me' mentality

Today President Obama delivered a major policy address on the deficit. But can it change the national conversation on shared sacrifice?

Scientist says Japan needs nuclear power

The radiation leak at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant still dominates the headlines. Even so, one scientist argues nuclear power is Japan's future.

Obama comes out with deficit plan

The President said tax increases, rejected by Republicans, must be part of a plan to reduce U.S. deficit.

Challenges belie JPMorgan Chase's profit

Investment banking and credit quality improved, but hits to JPMorgan Chase's bread-and-butter bank operations reflect a sluggish economy.
Posted In: Banks

Poker bots invade the virtual casino

There's a new guy at the online poker table -- a computer.

Medicare on the table

Cuts really could be coming, and the nation will be forced to have the tough conversation it has avoided for years.
Posted In: Health

American Express joins mobile-payment movement

Partnership with Payfone speeds the rush to replace credit card numbers with cell phone numbers.
Posted In: Credit Cards

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