Marketplace for January 18, 2011

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Marketplace for January 18, 2011

Obama: "Dumb" red tape for business must go

President Obama has ordered a review of regulations that might stifle economic growth. He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb." But for small businesses, state and local regulations can be a big chill on hiring and growth.
Posted In: Small Business

Apple after Steve Jobs

Technology companies that don't innovate, don't last. With or without Steve Jobs, Apple faces lots of business challenges in the future.

House GOP debates health-care repeal

The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow to repeal the health-care law. That won't survive the Senate, or a veto by President Obama. But the GOP can chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Health

Should companies be protected from the Freedom of Information Act?

In 2004, the FCC investigated an AT&T contract to provide cheap Internet for schools. A year later, AT&T's competitors tried to use the Freedom of Information Act to see the documents. AT&T sued, claiming the FOIA exempts information that invades personal privacy. The case is going to the Supreme Court tomorrow.

The changing role of the venture capitalist

Kai Ryssdal talks to William Draper, the author of "The Startup Game," which explains how the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is vital to the success of the American economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

The power of the online product review

Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission soft-launches its new online product database, which list product recalls and complaints about safety and health hazards. The content will be provided by consumers. Sally Herships looks into what this might mean for business owners.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business

Education reform needs a new starting point

Teacher performance. Standardized testing. Charter schools. Those are just some of the topics dominating the discussion on education reform. But what about something even more basic -- like how we talk about success and failure with children?
Posted In: Education

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La Lucha
The Motet
Sound & Vision
The Sea And Cake
Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Wired For Light
School of Seven Bells