Marketplace for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Afghanistan plan to exceed $30 billion

In his address to the nation, President Obama says the deployment of 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan will cost $30 billion. But the actual cost will be higher, as Marketplace's John Dimsdale explains to Kai Ryssdal.

Groups come together for AIDS support

A lot of charities have had to get together to survive. Kai Ryssdal has the story of two AIDS support groups that have joined forces.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Philanthropy's big buzzwords of 2009

Philanthropy consultant Lucy Bernholz talks with Kai Ryssdal about the top charity-related buzzwords of 2009, a year in which she says necessity was the mother of social innovation.
Posted In: Charity

Kurzarbeit helps Germany save jobs

Unlike the U.S., Germany has managed to stave off massive job losses. Amy Scott reports on one way Europe's largest economy has dodged the bullet.
Posted In: Jobs

Court delves into Florida beach dispute

A group of homeowners in Florida have sued state and county officials for a beach renovation project they say has deprived them of their property rights. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Program pays top dollar for extra power

Massachusetts has launched a program that lets home and business owners who generate their own power sell it back to the electric company for a nice price. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Clunker crushers may get more time

The government is considering extending the deadline for auto recyclers to finish wrecking cars traded in under the Cash for Clunkers program. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Jobs may suffer when stimulus runs out

The Congressional Budget Office says the stimulus created or saved anywhere from 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on what will happen when the stimulus money goes away.
Posted In: Jobs

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The Storm King
DMX Krew
Yours, Mine & Ours
Pernice Brothers
What We Meant
E-Vax
We Belong Together (Album Version)
Mariah Carey