Marketplace for Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Continuing our election coverage on The Real Economy, David Gura reports from Nebraska on how agricultural subsidies may change or disappear altogether as the country cuts spending and tightens budgets. Facebook finally files for its IPO. President Obama's plan to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages could affect more than the housing market. And Super Bowl Sunday -- and its entertaining ads -- are almost here. Kai Ryssdal talks to the creative director of the ad agency that worked on the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad for this year and last.
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Posted In: Nebraska, farming, Agriculture, subsidy, crop
In Nebraska, where agriculture is booming right now, farmers say they aren't worried about possible changes or even if the decades-old direct subsidies disappear altogether. They just want the cuts in farm programs to be fair and equitable.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, mortgage, refinance
President Obama announces a new program to help eliminate what he calls a stubborn drag on the economy.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Volkswagen, advertising
What's it like to create an ad for the Super Bowl? The ad agency Deutsch L.A. produced a memorable ad for Volkwagen. Chief creative officer Mark Hunter discusses the creative process behind what goes into making those million-dollar commercials.