Marketplace for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Details hazy on marijuana dispensaries

Amid political pressure to control L.A.'s thriving pot shops, the city council is taking a close look at medical marijuana. Bob Moon reports.

Retailers get tough on return policies

Retailers are preparing to battle dishonest customers. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports that with fraud on the rise, retailers are often left holding the bag.
Posted In: Retail

Rethinking the idea of gift giving

Some economists say giving gifts just doesn't make sense. Joel Waldfogel, author of "Scroogenomics," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the idea is fraught with value destruction.
Posted In: Charity

Weak dollar may fuel bubbles

Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the weak dollar is stoking up a new investment scheme that's creating fears of the next big bubble.

Ghanaian locals caught in a gold rush

Ghana is one of the world's top producers of gold. And with gold's price at record highs, more companies are heading to the African country for a piece of the action. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports.

Cost of more U.S. troops in Afghanistan

President Obama will soon announce new plans for expanding U.S. efforts in the Afghanistan war. Steve Henn reports on how high the tab might go.

Homeowners seek mortgage help

A new report says one in four U.S. homeowners is underwater, owing more on their mortgage than their house is worth. Jeremy Hobson reports on the future of the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

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Low
Cracker
Emerge
Fischerspooner
Operating Instructions (feat. Neila)
Omid