Marketplace for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Case may transform national elections

Companies are currently banned from paying for ads that take sides in an election campaign. But a case before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring about a change. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Letters: Education, running, light bulbs

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving college majors, light bulbs, and commentaries about running and about higher education's placebo effect.

China leads economic rebound

Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about why China's economy is recovering much faster than the United States'.

Chamber fights consumer agency plan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched an ad campaign opposing the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Bob Moon reports.

U.S. must step up on climate change

The health care debate is putting climate change on the back burner, which means the U.S. may not pass a law to cut down greenhouse gas emissions anytime soon. Commentator Dan Esty says that's a cop out.

Why is the price of gold so high?

The price of gold soared past the $1,000-an-ounce mark for the first time since February. Why are investors going for gold right now? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

What exactly is a health care co-op?

Lawmakers have been debating the public option in an overhaul to health care. But a compromise proposal may attract enough bipartisan support to pass. Joel Rose reports on the idea of regional insurance cooperatives.
Posted In: Health

Weighty items on lawmakers' agenda

Health care isn't the only item lawmakers have to tackle. Tamara Keith reports that Congress' to-do list also includes climate legislation and reforming the financial regulatory system.