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Marketplace for Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Marketplace for Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The panic lurking in the municipal bond market

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace New York bureau chief Heidi Moore about the current state of the municipal bond market.
Posted In: Investing

Letters: Gamers and China

Kai Ryssdal goes over listener responses. This week, if gamers like to fail, and about the possible similarities between Chinese and the United States constitutions.

Super Bowl viewers will party hard

Americans are expected to spend more than ever on food, TVs, and other Super Bowl accessories. What it means for advertisers, and for the economy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Obama wants to snip discretionary spending

President Obama proposes budget cuts of $400 billion over a decade. Senator Rand Paul proposes cuts of half a trillion in a year. Cutting what's realistic is the issue.

Financial crisis report a doubtful bestseller

A 576-page tale of greed, betrayal and near-global doom hits bookstores Thursday. Will anyone "buy" the official report on the financial crisis?

World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos

The annual gathering of national, business and financial leaders to discuss pressing economic issues begins today in the Swiss Alpine resort town.

REICH: The corporate role in economic policy

Corporations play a big role in how Americans experience the economy. And that means the President should be careful about their role.

Is telecommuting really green?

Working from home may not be as good for the environment as you think it is.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs

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