Marketplace for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Toyota chief pledges safety changes

Akio Toyoda, head of Toyota, took full responsibility for the automaker's safety problems and suggested his company got its priorities confused. Bob Moon reviews what he said at a House committee hearing.
Posted In: Auto

Baby steps to stem greenhouse gases

The failure of the Copenhagen talks, a key Republican victory in the Senate and the recession have all hurt the prospects for serious cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Where does that leave us? Sarah Gardner reports.

Control health costs with competition

The Obama administration is seeking to slap limits on health insurance costs in response to a premium rate hike by insurer Anthem-Blue Cross. But commentator Robert Reich argues there's a better way.

A plan for building small homes in Haiti

Many Haitians are now living in temporary dwellings after last month's earthquake, but a group in Miami has proposed a solution. Architect Andres Duany of the firm DPZ talks with Bob Moon about the quick, easy homes he's designing with manufacturer InnoVida.

Greeks strike over austerity measures

The Greek government has committed to make deep cuts in its public spending, but the process is not going smoothly. Greek labor unions have called for their second nationwide strike this month. Stephen Beard reports.

Impact of Italy's ruling on Google

Three Google executives were given 6-month suspended sentences for allowing a video of a boy being bullied to be posted on its Web site. Mitchell Hartman reports the case highlights international differences on Internet privacy.
Posted In: Internet

Will Leno return boost 'Tonight Show?'

NBC is hoping the return of Jay Leno to "The Tonight Show" will help it reclaim the late-night dominance it once held. But it also has a big hole to fill at the 10 o'clock hour. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Fed's policy not paying off for savers

On Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said low interest rates are here to stay for awhile. The economy may need the zero percent interest rates, but they're a challenge for people looking for a little return on their savings. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

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We Shot The World
The Ponys
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police
Marking Time
Fluttr Effect
Baby Elephant Walk
Henry Mancini

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