Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Public money may keep sprawl in check

The days of farmland being bulldozed to make way for shopping malls or housing complexes are gone for now. And one Michigan county is in no mood to see those days come back. Dustin Dwyer reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Climate policy is like buying insurance

There is a lot we know and don't know for sure about climate change. Commentator David Frum says those unknowns should influence the decisions being made in Copenhagen and Washington, D.C.

AOL hopes relaunch hits the right spot

Nearly a decade after merging with Time Warner, AOL is spinning off and relaunching its stock and Web site. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the company plans to get back on the radar.
Posted In: Internet

Gore: Climate fix can be economic boon

Al Gore talks with Kai Ryssdal about what it will take to get nations and businesses to change to a low-carbon economy, and what they stand to gain from it.

Tuvalu puts up fight for climate change

The island nation of Tuvalu wants any deal at the Copenhagen climate conference to be binding. But that's not a position more populous developing nations support. Stephen Beard reports.

New health plan expands Medicare

Senate Democrats are tentatively agreeing to scrap the public option for health-care reform. Instead, the uninsured could get insurance under a federal employee health program and middle-aged people could buy into Medicare. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Does TARP really need an extension?

The Obama administration will extend TARP until October 2010. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the money is needed in case financial conditions worsen. Does he know something we don't? Amy Scott reports.

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New Order
Let It Rock (as made famous by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
Faithful (Instrumental)

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