Mar 22, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 22, 2012

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The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.

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Behind the scenes of Marketplace's interview with Obama

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace host headed out to Nevada to meet with President Obama. You may have heard the interview, but what was Kai really thinking as he interviewed the man who runs the U.S.A.?

The Obama interview: Health care law 'the right thing to do'

Mar 22, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."

PODCAST: Marketplace meets President Obama, Solo cups get sold

Mar 22, 2012
The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.
President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Okla.
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The Obama interview: The 'recipe for economic growth'

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama to speak about health care, energy, and the economy at large. Kai asked the president to make the case for why his economic policies have been good for America.

Etch A Sketch brand gets a boost from Mitt Romney

Mar 22, 2012
For years, the Etch A Sketch seemed like a pretty non-partisan toy. Well, not anymore.

Do Americans agree with Obama's economic concerns?

Mar 22, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we get feedback from Gallup about how Americans feel about the various issues that President Barack Obama brought up in his exclusive Marketplace interview.

The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. — the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the “recipe for success” for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty — with all the fixings — nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.

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