Marketplace for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Low hopes for financial commission

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will soon meet to examine the causes of the financial meltdown. Will its influence be anywhere near as great as that of the Pecora Commission? Commentator John Steele Gordon says, don't count on it.

Authentic Mexican food push: Delicioso!

Mexican food is so common in the U.S., you might forget it comes from Mexico. But with the help of the Mexican government, a new restaurant association is trying to encourage the spread of more authentic cuisine. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Posted In: Food, Mexico

U.S. exports its mental illnesses

America exports virtually every part of its culture, from TV to food. Author Ethan Watters talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Crazy Like Us," and how we export our mental illnesses, too.
Posted In: Books, Health

Surgery center boom cuts into hospitals

These days many outpatient surgeries are being handled at remote surgery centers. But with so many of these centers popping up, hospitals are feeling a whole lot of pain. Kerry Grens reports.
Posted In: Health

What's next for NBC after Leno moves?

Jay Leno is leaving his 10 p.m. NBC slot, only four months after the switch was going to change prime-time TV forever. L.A. Times TV reporter Matea Gold talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened, and how the network plans to fill the time.
Posted In: Entertainment

What's driving company earnings up?

The new earnings season is upon us. Overall, analysts are expecting the first growth in profits since early 2007. Why? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

How the Fed made a record profit

The Federal Reserve made its biggest profit ever in 2009. It's turning a nice deposit of about $46 billion back to the Treasury Department. Where did it get all that money? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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