Marketplace for Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, September 23, 2010

A $100 million donation or PR ploy?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's donation of $100 million to Newark, N.J. schools. Is it pure philanthropy or PR?
Posted In: Education

Court ruling may be a boon for condo buyers

A district court judge in Manhattan ordered a condo developer to return the deposit of a buyer. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson looks into the potential impact of this ruling.
Posted In: Housing, Law

Using shadow markets to increase global power

Kai Ryssdal talks to author Eric J. Weiner about his new book on the "shadow markets," which countries utilize to gain influence around the globe.
Posted In: Banks

Health insurance a tough sell for young people

Insurance companies are looking forward to healthy young people back on their books, now that the age children can stay on their parents' health insurance jumped from 19 to 26. But first, they'll have to convince young people that it's worth it.
Posted In: Health

FDA restricts access to Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration will limit access patients have to the diabetes drug Avandia. But a study suggested that there's a 40 percent increase in risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and death among Avandia users.
Posted In: Health

The unemployed, a new voting bloc?

Unemployment hovers around 10 percent -- a good chunk of the population. An affiliate of the AFL-CIO is trying to mobilize those unemployed to get liberal Democrats into offices -- but it's going to be a challenge to get them into the voting booths.
Posted In: Jobs

Will a 'Pledge to America' change anything?

Republicans announced today their "Pledge to America," the 2010 fall Republican agenda. Republican Congressmen said they wanted to cancel President Obama's $800 billion stimulus plan. Marketplace's John Dimsdale looks at whether that'll make a difference.

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