Marketplace for Monday, January 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, January 4, 2010

Living roofs rise in popularity

Green can be found everywhere these days, even on rooftops. Some farmers are responding and moving their crops skyward. Kevin Maki reports.

The price of free

Everybody likes a good discount, but people respond differently when items are free. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about why we show restraint for things that don't cost us anything.

Chinese sports brand dips foot in U.S.

China's top sportswear brand, Li Ning, is opening a store in Portland. Will it be able to compete with more familiar brands like Nike? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Sports

What the bank closures can tell us

Former FDIC Chairman William Isaac talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether we should be worried that 140 banks closed in 2009, why banks are still failing, and what we can expect from the banking sector this year.
Posted In: Economy

Health bill would widen role of IRS

There are some big disagreements between House and Senate Democrats over reforming health care. One thing they do agree on is that the IRS would ensure Americans buy the required insurance. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Health

Campaign push for census participation

The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off a $340 million media campaign to persuade people to fill out their census forms. Jeff Tyler reports on what that money buys.

Top economists warn crisis isn't over

The American Economic Association's annual meeting is taking place in Atlanta. Bob Moon reports on what message the top economic titans are sending.
Posted In: Economy

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