Marketplace for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How will health penalties work?

The health care bill signed by President Obama creates a system of penalties most Americans will have to pay if they don't buy insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on whether it will be effective.
Posted In: Health

Canadians invest in Arizona housing

Cash investors are snatching up thousands of foreclosed homes in Arizona, and many of those digging up the bargains are Canadians. Why? Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Canada

Health reform bill is no New Deal

Commentator Robert Reich is a strong supporter of the President Obama's health care reform plan, but thinks we need to be realistic about what it is. And what it isn't.

Staffers may be exempt from health bill

Politico reporter Erika Lovley talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article she co-wrote that examines whether the health reform bill may exempt congressional staffers from buying insurance.
Posted In: Health

European leaders squabble over debt

Another big meeting is scheduled in Brussels, where European leaders will try to figure out what to do about their debt issues and the stability of the euro. Stephen Beard reports.

Outlets start acting like full-price stores

In 2009, discount stores saw their shelves packed with all the great stuff full-price retailers couldn't sell. But with the economy improving, discounters must find new ways to grow. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

JPMorgan seeks $1.4 billion tax break

A portion of the $787 billion stimulus package was set aside for tax breaks for money-losing companies. But guess who's knocking at Uncle Sam's door looking for a piece of the action? The banks. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Will big mail users back 5-day delivery?

The U.S. Postal Service has formally proposed cutting back mail delivery to five days a week. If regulators and Congress approve, eliminating Saturday deliveries will save $3 billion a year. John Dimsdale reports.

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