Marketplace for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Rick Santorum suspends his presidential campaign, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. President Obama continues to press his case for the proposed tax reform that would require millionaires to pay 30 percent of their income in federal taxes. A new book aims to dymystify the national debt. Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned this morning. Health reporter Gregory Warner explains why medical billing codes are so significant. And we look into why only 35 percent of hybrid owners choose to buy another hybrid when it's time to trade in.

President Obama pushes Buffett rule

Traveling in Florida, the president continued to press his case for the proposed tax reform that would require Americans who make more than a million dollars a year to pay 30 percent of their income in federal taxes.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Buffett Rule, tax code

A plan to stop the rise in stolen cell phones

Wireless carriers will be able to disable a stolen phone, making it useless to resell.
Posted In: smartphone, Crime, cell phones

Demystifying the national debt

The U.S. national debt -- currently clocked at $15.6 trillion -- is a major issue that'll shape the election this fall. But where did it come from and what does it mean for individual Americans? A new book uncovers the numbers.
Posted In: debt

Best Buy’s CEO steps down abruptly

Best Buy has been losing business to online retailers. CEP Brian Dunn unveiled a turnaround plan, but a few weeks later, he resigned.
Posted In: Brian Dunn, Best Buy

Santorum calls it quits

Rick Santorum’s decision to bow out of the presidential race frees up millions of dollars that Republicans can now spend to fight Obama.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, 2012 election

Dinner at Warren Buffett's -- without Buffett

A dinner for 10 at Warren Buffett's childhood home is being auctioned off for charity. The catch: Buffett himself won't even be there.
Posted In: Warren Buffett

The battle over billing codes

Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Posted In: Health, codes, health care, coding

Hybrid vehicle owners rev down

Only a little more than a third of hybrid vehicle owners decided to buy another hybrid in 2011, according to a new study.
Posted In: cars, Auto, hybrid cars

Funny-looking clam fetches top dollar in China

Poachers ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest to cash in on demand for geoducks.
Posted In: Environment, poaching, geoducks, China

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Something Came Over Me
Wild Flag
Tighten Up
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The Rifle's Spiral
The Shins
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