Marketplace for Monday, January 19, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, January 19, 2009

Mixed results on business diversity

Around the turn of the millennium there was a big push at corporations to increase diversity. How far have we come in bringing diversity to the workplace? Bob Moon speaks with diversity consultant Steve Robbins.
Posted In: Jobs

China cuts tax to rev up small car sales

In an effort to boost sagging sales, China is cutting the tax on little cars. The move has Detroit's Big 3 paying close attention because the Chinese buy brands from around the world. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Auto

Obama must manage big expectations

Many people have high hopes that President-elect Obama will be able to fix our nation's biggest problems. Bob Moon speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely about how to manage those expectations.

Some Europeans doubtful about Obama

Since the presidential election, Europe has been caught up in Obama mania. Many Europeans hope he will be able to turn around the global financial crisis. But, there are doubters. Stephen Beard reports.

Solar incentive opens energy window

Financing green projects can be expensive, so cities are rethinking the economic model to fund renewable energy. A pilot project in Berkeley, Calif., will use city bonds to pay for the costs of installing solar panels, with money being recouped later through a surcharge on property taxes. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Science

Experiment to get best stimulus results

Lawmakers are still debating President-elect Obama's stimulus package and what will work best to boost our economy. Commentator Len Burman says "experimenting" by assigning different "treatments" to different states will help get the best results from the stimulus and maybe even help in the future.

Don't steal that presidential seal

It seems merchandise featuring President-elect Obama is being sold everywhere with the inauguration approaching. But shirts and buttons that feature the presidential seal are illegal under federal law. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

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