Marketplace for Monday, March 2, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, March 2, 2009

Food processes slow down Tanzania

In Tanzania, 80% of the population works in agriculture. But high global food prices aren't exactly helping Tanzanians. Many are still poor because much of their home-grown food goes to waste. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Food

Politics may strain health care reform

A big portion of President Obama's stimulus package is directed at increasing health coverage for more Americans. But commentator Edward Miguel says the new focus on fixing health care will put stress on Obama's bipartisan pledge.
Posted In: Health

Hospitals ailing with financial stress

Even hospitals aren't immune to the recession. A new study finds that most hospitals are feeling financial strains. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Why does AIG keep losing money?

AIG is collecting $30 billion more from the government to add to its hefty $150 billion tab. And the insurance giant reported losing nearly $62 billion in the fourth quarter. Why is it losing so much money? Steve Henn reports.

Frugal is the new cool

The recession is causing people to talk more openly about money. It's also helping people be more frugal. Kai Ryssdal speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely about why it's a good thing people are saving.

Visa hopes ad change will charge sales

Credit card companies are feeling the effects of the recession. To get people to swipe more of its debit cards, Visa is launching a new ad campaign that focuses on everyday spending needs. Rico Gagliano reports.

Saving more slows economic recovery

Government figures show that Americans are saving more disposable income. While saving may be good in the long run, it's not helping to kick-start the ailing economy. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Savings

A division in Europe over economic fund

Some Eastern European countries want Western Europe to create a multibillion-dollar fund to help their struggling economies. Kai Ryssdal speaks with London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard about how the idea is causing a divide between East and West.

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