Marketplace for Thursday, February 16, 2012
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What do Americans think about President Obama's budget proposal? Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of Gallup, offers the data in "Attitude Check," Marketplace's partnership with Gallup. General Motors' profits were way up last year, but the company's prospect for 2012 might not be so hot. A small tech company in Asia claims it owns the legal rights to the name "iPad" in China, and it's seeking to ban all shipments of the new iPad from the country. Kai Ryssdal talks to fashion journalist Kate Betts about the latest fashion trends amid economic recovery.
Posted In: African American, black history
Black History Month events have celebrated the achievements of African-Americans since the 1920s. But February is also a time of heightened demand for black talent and expertise on the speaking circuit.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Economy
Commentator Megan McArdle says no president has that much control over the economy.
Posted In: debt collection, credit agencies, equifax, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing to add the three major credit bureaus and debt colletion companies to the list of businesses the federal agency can now oversee.
Posted In: federal budget, obama budget, Barack Obama, budget
Do Americans agree with President Obama's latest budget proposal? Gallup's editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what Americans want the government to cut and spend more money on.