Federal agencies figure out how to implement legislation once they've been passed by Congress. But the lack of funding for agencies will mean that laws, like health care reform, may not be carried out properly.
It may be hard to hand over your pricey smartphone or tablet computer over to someone who may not understand what "that phone is very expensive" means. But there's a growing market out there for phone and computer apps for young children.
A wealthy social reformer took a hard look at poverty in York, England over a hundred years ago. Marketplace's Stephen Beard took a trip to York to learn about how Seebohm Rowntree changed the quality of living of the poor in the city.
Actor and comedian Molly Erdman talks about her popular website, CatalogLiving.net, which imagines a fictional world based on photos from furniture catalog. Listen to the interview and view a slideshow of some of her favorite images.
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