Marketplace for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Economic growth is necessary to cut national debt

Another bipartisan commission released its plan for cutting the national deficit today, and it got down to specifics about cutting spending. But New York Times columnist David Leonhardt tells Kai Ryssdal that we also need to cultivate economic growth.

Would a foreclosure fund work?

State attorneys general who have been investigating the foreclosure mess are said to be close to a deal with some of the big mortgage lenders. One part of the package is a foreclosure fund, probably funded by banks to compensate homeowners who were wrongfully foreclosed on. Would it work?
Posted In: Housing

Tech companies taking chances with new ventures

From fashion to phones to restaurants to movies, suddenly it seems the big tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are trying to do it all. But as Steve Henn reports, it's actually less about trying something new and more about survival.

A power broker and his 'Dealings'

Kai Ryssdal talks to Felix Rohatyn, an investment banker, about his new memoir "Dealings."
Posted In: Banks

LETTERS: Healthy eating, the Bush tax cuts

Kai reads your reactions to our stories on sea salt fries, the price of healthy eats and the Bush tax cuts.

REICH: Tax cuts for the rest of us

Commentator Robert Reich says keep the Bush tax cuts -- not for the top 1 percent, but for the other 99 percent of Americans.
Posted In: Taxes

This old house may be the greener one

Ironically, it seems that leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle is equated with getting rid of all your old stuff and starting fresh. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports on how to be really green when it comes to your new home.
Posted In: Environment, Housing

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