Marketplace for Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Union weighs health benefits, costs

When it comes to health care, do people value what they don't pay for? Gregory Warner reports on a union that had to face just that issue.
Posted In: Health

When change is hard, blame inertia

If you're having a difficult time keeping up with your well-intentioned New Year's resolutions, don't worry. Commentator K.C. Cole says you have science on your side.

Concerns over soda lead to shrinking

Coca Cola has been testing a smaller, 7.5-ounce can in New York and Washington D.C. amid worries about the unhealthy effects of soda. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Food

What's driving Goldman's earnings?

New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Kai Ryssdal about how Goldman Sachs made around $5 billion in profits last quarter, and what's going on with its executive compensation.
Posted In: Wall Street

Obama seeks to limit banks' size, risk

President Obama is proposing new regulations that would restrict the size of banks and proprietary trading. Alisa Roth reports.

How ruling affects campaign spending

Slate's legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Supreme Court's decision will change political campaigns, and how it will affect corporate America.
Posted In: Crime

Ruling changes campaign finance law

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to abolish limits on corporate spending in national political races. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime

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