Marketplace for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mobile donations make giving easier

Text message donations to Haiti are in the millions. Katya Andresen, chief operating officer at Network for Good, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this type of giving is growing in popularity and how big of a role it will have in helping Haiti.
Posted In: Charity

A health system that works for all

One idea to rein in health care costs is to build a system around medical practices that are shown most effective for most people -- something called evidenced-based medicine. Commentator and physician Calvin Brown says that approach only goes so far.

Informers may get SEC immunity

The Securities and Exchange Commission is rolling out some new tactics in the fight against corporate crime. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Can we still trust ratings agencies?

California's general obligation debt rating has been knocked down to A minus. But why are we listening to the rating agencies when they don't exactly have a stellar track record? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

It's not always good to create goals

Goals keep us focused, and give us a target to shoot for. But a few academics are warning us to re-evaluate the benefits of setting goals. Sean Cole reports.

Award shows change to draw viewers

The Golden Globes will kick off what's come to known as awards season. For TV networks, it means big business. Or it used. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Foreclosures may worsen in 2010

A report from RealtyTrac says 2.8 million properties fell into some kind of foreclosure last year, breaking all kinds of records. Bob Moon reports on one ominous development that's a bad sign for the year ahead.
Posted In: Housing

Bank tax may pay for bailout, deter risk

President Obama has proposed a tax on banks that would be used to cover the government's losses from the bank bailout. But the tax would also be intended to head off a future financial crisis. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
Posted In: Taxes

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