Feb 12, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, February 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, February 12, 2010

Segments From this episode

Will new Senate bill help create jobs?

Feb 12, 2010
Bipartisan negotiations in the Senate over how to generate new jobs have fallen apart. So Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid now intends to bring up a scaled-back bill offering businesses tax incentives for hiring new employees. John Dimsdale reports.

Lawmakers team up on financial reform

Feb 12, 2010
A key Democrat and Republican have agreed to set aside the idea of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency and work together on bipartisan financial reform legislation. Will they succeed? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

EBay in trouble over misspellings

Feb 12, 2010
A court in Paris has found eBay harmed the image of Louis Vuitton and must stop using the luxury brand's name to drive traffic to its Web site. Jeff Tyler reports.

Gov't defends cell-phone tracking

Feb 12, 2010
At a court hearing in Philadelphia, the government argued that it has no need to show probable cause of a crime to track your cell phone location. CNET's Declan McCullagh talks the details with Bob Moon.

Ski resorts rethink bulldozing for trails

Feb 12, 2010
A new study has found that ski trails where trees and plants have been wrenched from the ground to create a clear descent are harmful. Some resorts are now building kinder runs. Jennifer Collins reports.

Small talk: Roses, McItaly, annoyances

Feb 12, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, George Judson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Cocaine bouquets, the McItaly, and what most annoys people at work.

Weekly Wrap: Fed and health care

Feb 12, 2010
Slate writer Heidi Moore and The Atlantic Magazine's Megan McArdle talk with Bob Moon about the Federal Reserve's latest moves, and whether the president's plan for a bipartisan health care summit is a good idea.

Population growth can revive economy

Feb 12, 2010
The number of people living the U.S. is expected to grow significantly in the next 40 years, which may strain our social system and overall economy. But commentator Joel Kotkin says not to worry.

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