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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Letters: Labor, Anthem, flying, job costs

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving underemployment, Robert Reich's commentary on insurer Anthem, what airlines charge us, and a lesson in the perils of covering the economy.

Haitian Americans dig deep to give aid

The clean up in Haiti has only just started and aid is continuing to pour in. But for some immigrant communities in the U.S., the continuing appeals for help hit harder. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: New York

Changing the perception of Mardi Gras

With flying beads and frozen daiquiris, Mardi Gras doesn't exactly scream family-friendly. But one man is trying to change that impression. David Weinberg reports.

Was the stimulus package successful?

President Obama signed the stimulus package nearly a year ago. Did it work? Senior business correspondent Bob Moon tells Kai Ryssdal it depends on who you ask.

Madonna may team with Macy's for line

Madonna is reportedly in talks to license her name for a fashion line to be sold at Macy's. Rico Gagliano reports she's one of the biggest in a long line of celebrities to dive into the fashion world.
Posted In: Retail

Not everyone's interested in broadband

The Obama administration is spending billions to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the country. But the Commerce Department says not everyone wants it. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Internet

Simon Property shops for a big deal

Simon Property, the nation's largest shopping mall operator, made a $10 billion bid for bankrupt rival General Growth Properties. If the deal goes through, Simon would own a third of the shopping malls in America. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Housing

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