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Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.
A study out today ranks counties in the U.S. by overall health and wealth. Research concludes that economic status may be even more important than access to care. Gregory Warner finds out why.
Abbey Road is a holy place for Beatles fans the world over. But the future of the famous studio is in doubt, as the private equity firm that bought the record company that owns it is in trouble and reportedly ready to sell. Stephen Beard reports.
President Obama is set to sign an executive order tomorrow creating a bipartisan panel to recommend ways to reduce the deficit. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about why this budget panel is different from the last one.
Oil companies BP and ConocoPhillips and a heavy equipment maker are pulling out of a group working to get climate change legislation through Congress. Some at the companies feel the legislation is unfair for oil refiners. Jennifer Collins reports.
Are scammers getting any smarter, or are they more desperate than ever? Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles business columnist David Lazarus about a recent call he got from one spammer.
New housing construction rose more than expected last month. But how do these numbers play into the bigger picture of the current real estate market? Steve Chiotakis gets further analysis from Richard DeKaser at Woodley Park Resarch.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 17, 2010