Marketplace for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A gene for entrepreneurship?

We've known for a long time that entrepreneurship tends to run in families. But now researchers are asking: Could there actually be entrepreneurial genes? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Antitrust lawsuits pile up on Google

Microsoft has filed antitrust lawsuits against Google in Europe. And in the past few weeks, a series of small companies have also filed lawsuits. What gives? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Consumers get back in spending saddle

A report from MasterCard's Spending Pulse says consumers are buying again, and retailers are not resorting to extreme discounts. But there are still big barriers to retail sales growth. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

Toyota loses ideal amid auto woes

Toyota helped usher in a global quality revolution in the mid-1970s. But when the brakes slipped on its cars, consumers were betrayed. Commentator David Frum says they weren't the only ones.

The long, deep unemployment hole

The Atlantic's Don Peck talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this recession is different from others, and the lasting impact chronic unemployment will have on America.
Posted In: Jobs

TALF's end signals economic shift

The deadline is soon approaching for lenders to take advantage of a Federal Reserve program called TALF, which is designed to encourage more loans. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Obama urges action on health reform

President Obama laid out what he plans to do moving forward with the health care overhaul at the White House. Marketplace's Gregory Warner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the plan, its costs, and what happens next.
Posted In: Health

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