Marketplace for Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Will Toyota's TV apology ad help?

With all of its recall issues, Toyota has a lot of explaining to do. But before that, the company is doing some apologizing in the form of a TV ad. Rico Gagliano looks into the history of corporate mea culpas to see how Toyota's stacks up.

Google to offer fast Internet broadband

Google says it's starting an experiment in which it will provide ultra-fast Internet service to a handful of communities. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Internet

How big is genealogy?

Megan Smolenyak, a professional genealogist, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the business of finding out where you came from, and genealogical tourism.

Biz opportunities in diagnostic manual

A draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual has hit the Internet. The DSM isn't just a guide to disorders, it's a manual for making money. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

I'm an Anthem customer, and switching

Health care insurer Anthem Blue Cross has been getting a lot of attention for its decision to increase rates. Anthem customer and commentator Robert Reich says the company's move is a good argument for reform.

Government draws more people to D.C.

The nation's capital is hopping because the bad old days when Washington's murder rate was the highest in the country and the mayor was busted for smoking crack seem like a long time ago. Why? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Washington

Snowstorm boosts hardware store's biz

Amity Jeans, assistant manager at Frager's Hardware in Washington, D.C., talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the East Coast snowstorm has affected the store's business.
Posted In: Washington

Fed shifts toward greater openness

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before a House committee was postponed because of the East Coast snowstorm, but he made sure to release his statement anyway. Why? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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