Marketplace for Friday, February 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, February 12, 2010

Population growth can revive economy

The number of people living the U.S. is expected to grow significantly in the next 40 years, which may strain our social system and overall economy. But commentator Joel Kotkin says not to worry.

Weekly Wrap: Fed and health care

Slate writer Heidi Moore and The Atlantic Magazine's Megan McArdle talk with Bob Moon about the Federal Reserve's latest moves, and whether the president's plan for a bipartisan health care summit is a good idea.
Posted In: Wall Street

Small talk: Roses, McItaly, annoyances

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, George Judson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Cocaine bouquets, the McItaly, and what most annoys people at work.

Ski resorts rethink bulldozing for trails

A new study has found that ski trails where trees and plants have been wrenched from the ground to create a clear descent are harmful. Some resorts are now building kinder runs. Jennifer Collins reports.

Gov't defends cell-phone tracking

At a court hearing in Philadelphia, the government argued that it has no need to show probable cause of a crime to track your cell phone location. CNET's Declan McCullagh talks the details with Bob Moon.

EBay in trouble over misspellings

A court in Paris has found eBay harmed the image of Louis Vuitton and must stop using the luxury brand's name to drive traffic to its Web site. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Internet

Lawmakers team up on financial reform

A key Democrat and Republican have agreed to set aside the idea of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency and work together on bipartisan financial reform legislation. Will they succeed? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Will new Senate bill help create jobs?

Bipartisan negotiations in the Senate over how to generate new jobs have fallen apart. So Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now intends to bring up a scaled-back bill offering businesses tax incentives for hiring new employees. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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