Marketplace for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislature is failing to fully fund public education. Cracks were found in a number of Airbus A380 wings. Commentator Robert Reich talks about the GOP's argument that President Obama is turning America into a "European-style welfare culture." Freakonomics Radio explores one unintended consequence of the economic downturn -- our waistlines. And Kai Ryssdal plays 'PAC Name Fever' with the Marketplace staff.
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Airbus finds cracks in new A380

The airplane manufacturer plans for costly fix to the mega-jumbo jet.
Posted In: Airbus A380, airline industry
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New foreclosure numbers sound good, but...

Foreclosures are down, but a legal settlement may change the outlook.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure
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Social networks spawn online dating sites

Badoo has 137 million users. Tapping that dating network comes with a caveat: Your Facebook friends may learn you’re in the market.
Posted In: online dating, social networking, privacy
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The GOP candidates largely agree on what ails the country

But commentator Robert Reich says they miss the cause.
Posted In: GOP, 2012 election
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Colorado's battle over school funding

A district court has ruled that the state's public schools are so underfunded they can't meet the Colorado's own education standards. But the legal battle is just the beginning. A real solution may depend on taxpayers.
Posted In: Education
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Play the Super PAC Name Game!

Is that a Super PAC or a Britney Spears movie? Marvel over this list of the most obscure Super PAC names and create your own with the Super PAC Name Generator from WNYC
Posted In: super PAC, elections
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The unintended consequences of the recession

The decline in smoking among Americans may have contributed to rising obesity levels -- could the recession also be affecting people’s waistlines?
Posted In: smoking, cigarettes, weight
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Let's play PAC Name Fever!

It's our first (and probably last) edition of PAC Name Fever, the super PAC name game where you decide whether they're real or fake.
Posted In: super PAC, elections

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