Marketplace for Monday, February 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, February 8, 2010

Education crisis helps private colleges

Public universities and community colleges are reeling from the impact of state budget cuts as enrollment on their campuses surges. But private colleges have welcomed the excess students with open arms. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education

How U.S. feels about wealth gap

Most everybody has lost economic ground the past few years, but some people are still wealthy while others are getting by on less. Monthly contributor Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about wealth distribution.

Kia ad spotlights another product

Any Super Bowl broadcast is as much about the commercials as the game. One Super Bowl ad, for the car manufacturer Kia, stood out. Rico Gagliano explains.

Best way to spread Haiti relief funds

More than $640 million has been raised for Haiti so far, and the biggest agencies have gotten the most of it. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Stacey Palmer talks with Kai Ryssdal about some ways money might be distributed more widely.
Posted In: Charity

MGM bets on Macau over Atlantic City

MGM Mirage is under pressure from New Jersey gaming regulators for alleged links its partner may have to Chinese organized crime syndicates. So MGM is divesting its stake in Atlantic City and holding onto its casino venture in China. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Debt crisis puts pressure on eurozone

The debt of some eurozone countries, like Greece, is leading to market anxieties. Stephen Beard reports on whether the euro can hold together.

Fed puts focus on plan to tighten credit

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to testify on Capitol Hill about how the Fed plans to prevent inflation once the economy recovers. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the Fed has a new tool at its disposal.
Posted In: Economy

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