Marketplace for Friday, January 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, January 15, 2010

Rebuilding Haiti with no insurance help

President Obama has pledged $100 million to help rebuild Haiti. That aid will be important because the country must rebuild without the benefit of much insurance. Jeff Tyler reports.

J&J in trouble over alleged kickbacks

The U.S. Justice Department is charging Johnson & Johnson with paying millions to a big pharmacy company in order to increase sales of its prescription drugs. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Weekly Wrap: Wall Street and reform

Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with the stock market and regulation of the financial industry.
Posted In: Wall Street

Obama's foreign policy challenges

Walter Russell Mead talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article he wrote on the costs and benefits of the Obama administration's foreign policy.

Small talk: Clothes, bosses, affairs

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Jeremy Hobson and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Destroying clothing, telling off your boss, and Mrs. Robinson.

Consumer groups fret over Dodd plan

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd may scrap plans for the Consumer Protection Agency. Instead, existing federal agencies may be given powers to protect consumers. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

More people not paying credit-card bills

JPMorgan Chase is writing off $1.4 billion worth of consumer loans in the fourth quarter, and Capital One is writing off more than 10% of its loans. More and more people are walking away from their credit-card bills. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

A knock-off takes on The North Face

The North Face is one of the most popular wilderness brands. But the company isn't too happy about one aspiring teenage entrepreneur's knock-off brand called The South Butt. Adam Allington reports.
Posted In: Retail

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The Outer Banks
The Album Leaf
Mary Please
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
I Believe In You
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