Marketplace for Friday, January 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, January 22, 2010

A push to clarify ink cartridge labels

The National Conference for Weights and Measures will soon kick off, and attendees will consider how to make the cost of ink more transparent to consumers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

What prices really mean

Pricing mechanisms for virtually everything in our economy are tilted in favor of sellers. William Poundstone, author of "Priceless," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why we pay what we pay for items.
Posted In: Books

Taco Bell: A gateway to acceptance

Many foodies may not think too highly of Taco Bell. But commentator Gustavo Arellano says with the recent death of the fast-food chain's creator, it's time to praise the fruits of his creation.
Posted In: Food

Weekly Wrap: Obama's bank plans

Clusterstock's John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether President Obama's plans to limit the size and risks of Wall Street banks will work.
Posted In: Wall Street

GSK to fund film on emotional eating

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plans to fund a documentary about the hazards of mindless eating. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Food, Health

Ruling opens up political ad frontier

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on campaign financing, the companies who will turn corporate and union money into political ads look to win big. Mitchell Hartman reports.

What another recall means for Toyota

Toyota has issued another recall to fix faulty accelerator pedals. What are Toyota drivers supposed to do? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Insurers look to find new markets

With the health care overhaul bill stuck in Congress, insurance companies are grappling with nearly 30 million potential new customers disappearing. Now it's back to square one in a tough econmy. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

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