Marketplace for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Orleans Saints: America's Team

The Saints' Super Bowl win was a big boost for a football team whose fans used to call them the "Aints." Commentator Jon Wertheim says it was also a boost for the city.
Posted In: Sports

Debating insurers' antitrust exemption

Insurance companies are exempt from antitrust laws. But Congress has been trying to change that for years, without success. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Bolivians find biz opportunities in China

China's presence in Latin American countries like Bolivia is growing. The Andean nation is importing more goods directly from China, but they're doing it in a distinctly Bolivian fashion.

How Toyota's woes spun out of control

Jeremy Anwyl, CEO of auto information site Edmunds.com, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why Toyota's problems have grown so much and the impact they might have on other car makers.
Posted In: Auto

The problem with marketing health food

First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a new campaign to fight childhood obesity. Nutrition advocates say part of this fight is making healthy food more appealing. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Premiums may rise without reform

California's largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, has told individual policy holders their premiums may jump up as much as 39%. John Dimsdale reports that Anthem's rate increase has become part of the health care debate in Washington.
Posted In: Health

Eurozone's ills spread to neighbors

Investors pushed the euro up from recent lows, but for many other currencies some of the damage may have already been done. Alisa Roth reports.

What else can airlines charge us for?

American Airlines has announced that economy-class passengers on its domestic flights will have to pay $8 for a blanket and pillow. Our Marketplace Players wonder what's next.
Posted In: Airlines, Spirit Airlines

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Heretics
Andrew Bird
Sound The Alarm
Thievery Corporation
Syrup Usa - Rosy, Why
Syrup Usa
In Amber
Love As Laughter
 

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