Marketplace for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Biz groups cautious about health reform

As President Obama put his signature on the hard-fought health reform bill, some business groups were still complaining it fails to deliver what they need. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Health

Where we are with exec compensation

Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg talks with Kai Ryssdal about his 2010 report on executive compensation and whether there is still public anger over what corporate America is making.

Downturn hits blue collar workers hard

While the Great Recession has spared certain sectors of the job market, it's looked more like the Great Depression for America's blue collar workforce. Dan Bobkoff reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Humboldt weighs impact of legal pot

Ellen Komp, deputy director of California NORML, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the effect legalizing marijuana might have in Humboldt County and what some of its residents are worried about.

Why are U.K. elections so cheap?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing will most certainly change the amount of money spent in upcoming elections. But in the U.K., there's a different attitude towards political advertising. Christopher Werth reports.

Fallout from Google leaving China

Google's decision to shut down the Chinese version of its site because of censorship rules is having big repercussions. Jeremy Hobson reports on fears that some companies may cut all ties with the tech giant in order to stay in good graces with Beijing.
Posted In: Internet

What's the plan for Fannie and Freddie?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a grilling from impatient lawmakers on Capitol Hill who want to know what the Obama administration is going to do about mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing