Marketplace for Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Tanzania pays price for cheap knockoffs

Manufacturers are capitalizing on the demand residents in developing countries have for modern amenities. China is exporting fake merchandise to Tanzania to make a quick buck. As Gretchen Wilson reports, these cheap goods come with huge long-term costs.

Microsoft stores coming soon near you

Microsoft is gearing up to launch retail stores worldwide to build product buzz and connect with consumers. Will the company be able to re-brand itself to appeal to a larger audience? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Weekly Wrap: Bank CEOs and Geithner

News this week surrounded some very important people -- bailed-out bank CEOs and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Kai Ryssdal speaks about the banking system with The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Moore and The Atlantic's Megan McCardle.

Models like First Daughters in demand

New York Fashion Week is launching, and there's one demand on the runways: girls who look like First Daughters Sasha and Malia Obama. Sally Herships reports.

Colorado goes after California workers

California is hurting in this economy, and Colorado is capitalizing. The Centennial State is mounting a Valentine-themed campaign to lure California companies out of the Golden State. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Will states be fast, wise with stimulus?

Congress is requiring states to allocate some of their stimulus money within 45 days. But is this enough time for states to spend the money wisely? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Obama to tackle housing problem next

President Obama is expected to unveil a plan to reinvigorate the housing sector next week. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Columbia University Professor Chris Mayer about what the plan might look like.
Posted In: Housing

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