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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can a school lunch overhaul beat junk food?

President Obama is expected to sign a $4.5 billion grant to improve lunches in public schools. But can revamped lunchroom and healthier menus be enough to draw kids out of nearby fast food chains?
Posted In: Food, Health

The financial fallout was an 'Inside Job'

Kai Ryssdal talks to Director Charles Ferguson about his new documentary "Inside Job," which explores the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

Young Tibetans make success in India

The new generation of Tibetans are taking advantage of India's economic rise. Unlike their parents who laid low, for the most part, in India, younger Tibetans are using their entrepreneurial spirit to make Tibetans an essential part of the Indian economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Frum: Banks are OK, but who cares?

Banks were saved from the cliff's edge with billions of dollars of TARP money. But commentator David Frum asks, do voters care that things could have been worse without the federal government's bailout?
Posted In: Banks

How the 30-year mortgage came to be

Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into the history of the 30-year mortgage.
Posted In: Housing

Americans still the wealthiest, but less so

The United States still comes out on top in terms of how much money per American has, but the recession brought the numbers down by about 12 percent since 2007.
Posted In: Savings

Greenspan: Let Bush-era tax cuts expire

Congressmen of both parties are debating whether to end or extend the Bush-era tax cuts, but for former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, the answer is clear: Let the Bush cuts run their course and raise taxes, so the government can get a handle on the deficit.
Posted In: Taxes

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