Marketplace for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FHA launches new refi program

The Federal Housing Administration launched a new short refinance program, which would encourage lenders to forgive some debt. But critics say the government should stay out of the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

The students are alright

Less hours hitting the books, a casual attitude about plagiarism -- what's to like about the new incoming class of college students? Professor Daniel Drezner thinks that the situation isn't as bleak as it seems.
Posted In: Education

Football on the Great White Way

Football coach Vince Lombardi expected nothing but the best from his players. But even with the best effort, will "Lombardi," the Broadway play, attract the largely female Broadway crowd and even football fans who've never been to the theater?
Posted In: Sports

Business school doesn't want public funds

UCLA's Anderson School of Management would like to have a more predictable, stable income -- so they want to opt out of millions in state funds. But with California's economy so unstable, the school's wish makes sense.
Posted In: Education, Taxes

Haitians moving to the countryside

Since the earthquake in January, more Haitians are heading for the country, where more services and opportunities are offered. Supporters believe spreading industries and services across the country will make it less vulnerable from natural disasters.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs

Hurd to Oracle: The best personnel decision ever?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about former HP CEO Mike Hurd hopping over to another tech company, Oracle.
Posted In: Jobs

Will business tax breaks lift the economy?

The Obama Administration announced several proposals to stimulate the economy, including tax break extensions. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman sees how tax breaks could influence business growth and if it'll result in job creation.
Posted In: Small Business, Taxes

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Black Refuge
Junip
Northside Diehard
Matlock
Heavy Action (Theme from Monday Night Football)
Johnny Pearson