Marketplace for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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President Obama announced plans to limit the sale of guns today, but there’s still not a lot good data available about gun violence. Kai Ryssdal talks Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) about his bill to repeal the debt ceiling. The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Dreamliner 787s. Goldman Sachs reported a spike in revenues today, and JPMorgan announced today that 2012 was a record year -- will this be good for the economy? And commentator and poet Tracy K. Smith says for people inspired by the word 'hope' in 2008, the word has a whole new meaning.

Another day, another debt limit debate

If this is Wednesday, there must be news of the debt limit. And in fact -- there is. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) introduced a measure that would get rid of the debt ceiling altogether.
Posted In: debt ceiling

What bank profits say, or don't, about the economy

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs reported strong profit growth for 2012. But does their success reflect a stronger economy?
Posted In: JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, Goldman Sachs, Banks

FAA grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners for safety inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a safety review of the lithium ion batteries in Boeing's U.S. fleet of Dreamliner 787 planes.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, FAA

Literary voices: What does 'Hope' mean now?

Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Posted In: writing, Barack Obama, hope

Mexicans returning from U.S. find challenges at home

Tougher enforcement of immigration laws in the U.S. and an economic downturn have persuaded many Mexican immigrants to return home, but some face hard times there despite Mexico's growing economy.
Posted In: Mexico, immigrants

Weighing the high cost of college athletics

NCAA Division I universities continue to spend big money for sports programs, according to a new study. Does the investment pay off?
Posted In: college athletics, NCAA

Boeing Dreamliner problems could hinge on Japan

The FAA has grounded U.S.-registered Boeing Dreamliners until the planes pass a safety inspection, following a similar move in Japan Tuesday.
Posted In: Boeing, Japan, Dreamliner 787

Obama on gun safety: U.S. needs more data on guns

The president called for bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but also said the U.S. needs more background checks and more research on the causes of gun violence.
Posted In: guns, Barack Obama

The fattiest restaurant meals in the U.S.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is out with its annual list of the fattiest, most caloric meals out there.
Posted In: Food, fat, calorie, cheesecake factory

Music from this show

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The Watcher (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Charango (Feat: Pace Won)
Morcheeba
Sign 'O' The Times [Explicit]
Prince
Yellow Balloon
Twin Shadow
Where The Party At (LP Mix featuring Nelly)
Jagged Edge featuring Nelly

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