Marketplace for Monday, March 12, 2012
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The $25 billion mortgage settlement is one step closer to being done, but it's still moving pretty slowly. Disney's "John Carter" is one of the most expensive movies ever made, but it's also on track to be one of the biggest flops in modern movie memory. "Homeless Hotspots" is a new -- and controversial -- experiment happening right now at SXSW in Austin. And actor Don Cheadle and writer Matthew Carnahan discuss their new TV show, "House of Lies," based on the world of business consultants.
Posted In: homeless hotspots, South by Southwest, wifi, wireless
A controversial new experiment at South by Southwest puts Wi-Fi units in the hands of the homeless. Accused of condescension and exploitation, "Homeless Hotspots" creators hope the debate will encourage entrepreneurship and visibility.
Posted In: budget deficit, national debt, social services, government spending
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Posted In: Entertainment, tv, Showtime, House of Lies, Don Cheadle, Matthew Carnahan, management consultants
Actor Don Cheadle and writer Matthew Carnahan talk about their new Showtime comedy series, "House of Lies," which follows the lives and business of management consultants.