Marketplace for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Child support suffers in bad economy

The recession's been tough on single and divorced moms and dads. Many jobless parents are falling behind on child-support payments. But are some using the bad economy as an excuse? Thomas H. Humphreys investigates.
Posted In: Crime

Ads seek to rebrand 'Made in China'

China is launching an ad campaign to show that Chinese manufacturing benefits everyone. USC Professor Jay Wang talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the effort will work.

Business lessons from history

Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Kai Ryssdal about the book she edited, "The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times," and what might be learned from our current economic climate.
Posted In: Books

U.S. settles Indian trust lawsuit

The U.S. government is settling a trust lawsuit with Native Americans for $3.4 billion. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

U.S. moves green patents to fast lane

The Obama administration says it will fast-track the review of patents for green technologies. Now green inventors will be able to jump ahead in line. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Why credit remains tight for borrowers

Billions of dollars have been poured into the financial system to get credit flowing again. But that hasn't exactly happened. Amy Scott reports.

Will Obama's incentives help small biz?

President Obama is hoping to get small businesses hiring again through tax breaks and help with loans. But is this what small-business owners want or need? Mitchell Hartman reports.

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Gone to Earth
The American Analog Set
Darklands
The Jesus And Mary Chain
I'm Branded
Los Straitjackets

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