Marketplace for Friday, December 21, 2012
Episode Teaser Image:
The NRA says that the only way to keep schools safe is to train and arm someone at every school in America -- but how much would that cost? Meanwhile, Speaker John Boehner’s so-called "Plan B" to avoid the fiscal cliff failed before any votes were taken. Facebook is testing a $1 fee that allows strangers to message you. Some pediatricians say that expensive educational toys are a waste of money and may even actually be harmful. We hear about what's being done to avoid costly medical mistakes. And Dan Bobkoff finds out why the Japanese no longer dominate in the world of electronics.
Posted In: medical care, surgery
The "never events," like leaving a sponge behind in a patient, or receiving the wrong operation, happen 80 times a week in hospitals nationwide, according to a new study.
Posted In: fiscal cliff
If the government fails to agree on a budget, what, if anything, can poor people do to weather the automatic spending cuts that will kick in after the nation plunges off the fiscal cliff?
Posted In: McDonald's, humor, apple
The Dinner Party serves up news that didn't quite make the headlines -- perfect for your dinner party conversations this weekend.