Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

Price of health care plan is a doozy

President Obama is proposing to set aside $634 billion for health care reform over the next 10 years by raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting Medicare costs. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

Budget-weary states cut green funding

The stimulus package is devoting billions of dollars to alternative energy projects. But while the federal government is spending more on green, debt-burdened states are pulling back. Sarah Gardner reports.

So you want to start a franchise?

As job losses mount, some people with the entrepreneurial spirit are considering franchising. Is that a good idea? Cash Peters reports from a franchising expo in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Retail

Detroit's not feeling so alone anymore

Luke Bergmann, author of a book about Detroit, says the Motor City has reason for optimism: After years of feeling alienated from the rest of the country, it now shares in many of the nation's economic concerns. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Commission for budget a bad idea

Some in Washington want to create a commission to draft a balanced budget proposal. Commentator Lawrence Haas argues that lawmakers should do it themselves because that's why we elected them.

U.S. may take a large stake in Citigroup

The government has already spent $45 billion to prop up Citigroup. Now the U.S. may take a nearly 40% stake in the troubled financial giant. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Something's got to give to trim deficit

President Obama wants to trim the nation's debt by trillions of dollars. But he's also planning to spend trillions more. What has got to give to get those savings? Ronni Radbill reports.
Posted In: Taxes

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Only One Thing Is Needed
Electrelane
Close My Eyes (Album Version)
Ride
Three Shades
Nomo
Sweet Smoke [Vinyl]