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Segments From this episode
The Federal Reserve bumped up the rate it charges banks for emergency loans, which led to speculation that the federal funds rate would go up soon. John Dimsdale reports the Fed wants you to believe there's less going on here than meets the eye.
Even after the bellyaching in Congress and the fuss over premiums, President Obama is still calling for everyone to have health insurance. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Ever been told that you look like a certain celebrity? For some people, being a celebrity lookalike is actually a job. But Rico Gagliano reports it can be tough when your work depends on a famous stranger's career.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about new legislation that will cut down on some of the surprises consumers receive in their credit card statements, and how people are feeling about the changes.
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether Senator Christopher Dodd's new financial regulatory bill will work to stem system risk, and whether any type of reform will really happen.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Fresh Grocer in North Philadelphia, an area that she says lacked a decent grocery store for 10 years. Bob Moon reports on the Obama administration's healthy food initiative.
Marketplace for Friday, February 19, 2010