Marketplace for February 17, 2011

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Marketplace for February 17, 2011

Why cities are mankind's greatest invention

Harvard economist Ed Glaeser talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Triumph of the City," why cities are our greatest invention, and how they are good for the environment as well.
Posted In: Books

Banks likely face fines over foreclosure mess

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and other big U.S. banks are likely to be fined by federal regulators for mishandling home foreclosures.
Posted In: Banks, Housing

On the catwalk: Menswear for women

Kai Ryssdal talks to Kate Betts about the return of menswear-for-women and minimalism to today's catwalks.
Posted In: Retail

What's next for Watson?

IBM's conversational computer kills on "Jeopardy." Now the business world is clamoring to put Watson to work.

Obama pushes innovation in Silicon Valley

President Obama meets with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt of Google. Sure to be on the agenda: What Obama wants from the tech industry, and what tech wants from the administration.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Jobs

Home buyers are moving closer to public transit

Even though a nice house out in the suburbs with a white picket fence is the prototypical American dream, a lot of home buyers are voting with their feet and choosing to live within walking distance of public transit.
Posted In: Transportation

Transportation projects make budget sense

President Obama's budget plan was unveiled this week. And one area of debate: How much should we spend on transportation initiatives in the U.S?
Posted In: Transportation

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Move Your Body (Toy Selectah Raverton Remix)
Sammy Bananas
Suicide Policeman
Yuck