Marketplace for Monday, January 17, 2011

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Marketplace for Monday, January 17, 2011

How the military-industrial complex lives on today

Fifty years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final speech as president warning of the military's growing influence. Reuters.com editor James Ledbetter wrote a book about what Eisenhower's meant in his speech and talks with Bob Moon about the military-industrial complex.
Posted In: Books

African-Americans hit hard by housing crisis

In the mid-2000s, government programs and risky subprime mortgages had boosted African-American home ownership to an all-time high. But now foreclosures are rampant, and African-Americans are losing ground fast. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

Potential fallout from WikiLeaks obtaining Swiss bank data

A former Swiss banker gave the website WikiLeaks the names of around 2,000 alleged tax-dodgers with accounts in the Cayman Islands. The website plans to release the names shortly. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Banks

How will Jobs' medical leave affect Apple?

Steve Jobs announced he's taking another medical leave from Apple, which caused Apple's stock to fall as much as 8% in overseas trading. But investors might want to hold their sell orders. David Gura reports.

Can Piers Morgan draw an audience?

The British tabloid journalist and American reality star will be taking over Larry King's mantle. CNN is hoping that Morgan's more acerbic style will bring back viewers.
Posted In: Entertainment

Number of pro bono lawyers on the decline

A lawyer could be a huge help for people navigating bankruptcies, foreclosures and credit problems. It's even better if they can offer their services for free. But in this time of need, pro bono lawyers are getting more difficult to find.
Posted In: Housing, Law

Financially planning for your children's futures

So how soon should you start making financial plans for your kids? When they are in kindergarten? Before they start school? How about even before they're born! Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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