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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Heavy taxes fuel Danes' clean economy

Denmark is far ahead of the U.S. in moving to a clean economy. Sam Eaton reports on the sacrifice the Danes are making to build a low-carbon future.
Posted In: Taxes

Insurers must be forced to compete

A way to cut costs in the health care system is competition, but it's strangely missing from the Senate debate. Commentator Robert Reich says if Americans are going to be required to get health insurance, that must change.
Posted In: Health

Will importing drugs save U.S. costs?

One of the more contentious issues in the Senate debate over health care is whether to allow Americans import lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

China, U.S. at odds over cutting carbon

The U.S. and China are the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases. But they have big disagreements about how much carbon to cut and who should pay for it. Scott Tong reports.

Deadlock at Copenhagen conference

At the UN climate conference, negotiations are crawling along as protesters take to the streets. Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on in Copenhagen.

BA strike may strand holiday travelers

Cabin crews at British Airways have voted to launch a 12-day strike. If your travel plans include London this holiday season, things could get interesting. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

NY uproar over cut to free student rides

New York City's public transportation system voted to approve massive budget cuts, including getting rid of free rides for students. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Do we benefit from Citi's tax break?

The IRS has extended favorable tax treatment worth billions to struggling banks like Citigroup that benefited from government bailout money. But what does that mean for people who bankrolled the bailout? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes

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Airplane
Rusted Root
Radio Silence
Elvis Costello
This Mess We're In
PJ Harvey
Weapon Of Choice
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Bed's Too Big Without You (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police