Marketplace for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Prison laborers get jobs from stimulus

Federal stimulus money has one key priority: job creation. But who's getting those jobs can sometimes be surprising. Karen Weise reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Automakers need to face new reality

Carmakers may be upbeat about 2010 as they showcase their latest models at the Detroit Auto Show, but the auto industry's problems are still with us. Commentator Robert Reich says there's no easy fix.
Posted In: Auto

A way to bring gamers to Sesame Street

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop, which produces the famous kid's show, to create a series of video games. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Theater at financial inquiry hearing

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has begun its public hearings. Kai Ryssdal reviews what happened as the commission questioned the heads of four big Wall Street banks.

House, Senate debate generic drugs

House and Senate leaders met to work out differences over generic drugs in their health care bills. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the House wants to be sure there's a provision for bringing them to the market sooner, saving billions.
Posted In: Health

Gov't looks at lending standards

Risky behavior, like lax lending in the housing sector and subprime mortgages, helped lead to the financial crisis. Lots of people just couldn't pay back their loans. Brett Neely reports on what the government may do.
Posted In: Housing

Google reconsiders approach in China

Google is rethinking whether it will do business in China in the face of cyber attacks aimed at some of its e-mail account holders. David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the company's strategy going forward.
Posted In: Internet

Haiti's weak infrastructure may hurt aid

President Obama says the U.S. will offer swift aid to the people of Haiti. Former USAID Administrator Brian Atwood talks with Kai Ryssdal about challenges to getting aid to Haiti, and how its poor state might affect rebuilding efforts.

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Behind the Mountains
Golden Cage
The Whitest Boy Alive
Same Old Drag
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