Feb 17, 2011

Marketplace for February 17, 2011

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Marketplace for February 17, 2011

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Transportation projects make budget sense

Feb 17, 2011
President Obama's budget plan was unveiled this week. And one area of debate: How much should we spend on transportation initiatives in the U.S?

Home buyers are moving closer to public transit

Feb 17, 2011
Even though a nice house out in the suburbs with a white picket fence is the prototypical American dream, a lot of home buyers are voting with their feet and choosing to live within walking distance of public transit.

Obama pushes innovation in Silicon Valley

Feb 17, 2011
President Obama meets with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Eric Schmidt of Google. Sure to be on the agenda: What Obama wants from the tech industry, and what tech wants from the administration.

What's next for Watson?

Feb 17, 2011
IBM's conversational computer kills on "Jeopardy." Now the business world is clamoring to put Watson to work.

On the catwalk: Menswear for women

Feb 17, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Kate Betts about the return of menswear-for-women and minimalism to today's catwalks.

Banks likely face fines over foreclosure mess

Feb 17, 2011
Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and other big U.S. banks are likely to be fined by federal regulators for mishandling home foreclosures.
Foreclosure headline in a newspaper
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Why cities are mankind's greatest invention

Feb 17, 2011
Harvard economist Ed Glaeser talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Triumph of the City," why cities are our greatest invention, and how they are good for the environment as well.

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