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Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

Farmers go low-tech to grow in winter

Farmers in Michigan are stretching their growing season -- and their profits -- into winter by using a relatively simple set-up called a hoop house. Lou Blouin reports.
Posted In: Food

Is stimulus a short or long-term fix?

There are lots of questions about whether President Obama's stimulus is the right fix for our economy right now or if it's intended for recovery in the long run. Diane Lim Rogers discusses the short and long-term of the stimulus with Kai Ryssdal.

Let's get expert review of stimulus plan

The Senate is debating President Obama's stimulus package, and many lawmakers are adding to the price tag. Commentator David Frum thinks we should enlist top economists to tell us what we're spending -- or wasting -- our money on.

Robotics revolutionizes war

Robotics and other technologies have had a big impact on how war is waged. Kai Ryssdal speaks with warfare expert P.W. Singer about how technology is revolutionizing war on and off the battlefield.
Posted In: Books, Science

Music industry juggernauts may merge

If reported merger talks between Live Nation and Ticketmaster come to fruition, the new company could centralize power in the music industry and potentially drown out competition. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Treasury adds 7-year note to pay debt

The Treasury Department is bringing back the 7-year note to help with the rising deficit. It's also considering creating other unusual maturities. Why? Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy

Obama puts salary cap on bailout execs

President Obama has capped pay at $500,000 for CEOs of companies that receive bailout money from the government. But there's less to the salary caps than you might think. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Madoff tipster blasts SEC for ineptitude

Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission before a House subcommittee for not heeding his warnings about Bernard Madoff for a decade. Now lawmakers are considering what to do about the regulatory agency. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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Up On Crutches
The Sea and Cake
Rockin' The Suburbs
Ben Folds
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode
Cereza Rosa (Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White)
Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra