Dec 10, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Weekly Wrap: Taxes, taxes, taxes!

Dec 10, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Heidi Moore of Dealbook and Felix Salmon of Reuters about extending the Bush-era tax cuts, revamping the tax code and what impact it'll have on the economy.

Tax code reforms of years past

Dec 10, 2010
Marketplace's John Dimsdale takes a look at the last tax code reform in 1986 and compares the economic climate then and now.

Iowa House targets professor sabbaticals at public universities

Dec 10, 2010
Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives are targeting sabbaticals as a potential cut to the state's strained budget. But critics of the idea believe that sabbatical cuts won't save the state money.

Crashing the Wall Street parties, WikiLeaks-style

Dec 10, 2010
Is Wall Street back to the big celebratory bashes? With the help of something called "WallStreetWikiLeaks," a few actors, and a magic key to the party, Mitchell Hartman has the "story."

Despite Fed stimulus plan, interest rates are still up

Dec 10, 2010
The Fed's most recent stimulus plan was aimed at getting interest rates to go down. But the opposite is happening -- mortgage rates at the highest they've been in six months. Stacey Vanek Smith explains what's going on.
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Countries still working toward low-carbon agreement

Dec 10, 2010
As the U.N. climate conference gets ready to wrap up, there's still some sticking points before all 194 countries make an agreement. Scott Tong reports from Cancun, Mexico.

FAA canceling all registration certificates over next three years

Dec 10, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration will require all planes, private and commercial, to re-register with the FAA, in light of a report that showed that the one-third of all airplanes had "questionable registration."

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