Marketplace for Friday, November 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, November 15, 2010

Online privacy to get federal attention

The Commerce Department and the White House announced today plans to appoint a high-level privacy watchdog that would negotiate the issue of online privacy both overseas and in this country. But privacy advocates aren't happy about it. Bob Moon goes over the details with Steve Henn.
Posted In: Internet

Price of health insurance not going down, yet

It's estimated that premiums on company-paid health insurance plans will rise by roughly 9 percent this year. So what happened to the health care reform bill that was supposed to make health insurance more affordable? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

Corporate tax rate isn't as high as it seems

The president's debt commission is working on reforming the nation's tax codes, and one issue at hand is the corporate tax rate. The co-directors of the commission say the U.S. corporate tax rate should be reduced. But is it really that high to begin with? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Save time and the USPS, use a pre-stamped envelope!

The United States Postal Service is really feeling the effects of people using e-mails to communicate rather than letters. But they're employing a new tactic to hopefully pull them out of the red.

Weekly wrap: G-20, quantitative easing, jobs

Bob Moon talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal about the G-20 conference that just wrapped up, the Fed's quantitative easing plan and the jobs outlook.

It's up to the GOP to let financial reform succeed

Commentator Michael Perino says that today's financial reform law can succeed -- but its success is up to the party that's in power.

Pop-up stores keep popping up

Before the recession, pop-up stores were typically limited to Halloween costume shops and Christmas stores. But everyone from online retailers to established brick-and-mortar stores are now debuting pop-ups.

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Trav'lin' All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Billie Holiday
Phantom Broadcast (War Child)
The Go! Team
Smoke
Martin & Wood Medeski
Tweezer
Phish

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