Feb 26, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, February 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, February 26, 2010

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Weather makes economic data hazy

Feb 26, 2010
Home sales were down last month while the Gross Domestic Product was up 5.9% at the end of last year. The latest economic data have one thing in common: snow. John Dimsdale reports it's having an increasing impact on the…

Small biz owners seek action on lending

Feb 26, 2010
As of this week, the Small Business Administration has run out of stimulus funding to guarantee bank loans on favorable terms. At a House hearing, legislators grilled bankers and regulators on what they plan to do to jump-start lending. Mitchell…

Public utilities differ on gas regulation

Feb 26, 2010
A trade group of utilities has backed efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. But that group doesn't speak for all of its members. Jennifer Collins reports.

Ruling to put spotlight on fraud cases

Feb 26, 2010
The Supreme Court will soon hear the appeal of Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison sentence. Brett Neely reports there are signs the justices may overturn an anti-fraud statute used to convict him.

Weekly Wrap: Bernanke and health care

Feb 26, 2010
Atlantic Magazine's Megan McArdle and Visible Economy's Mike Mandel talk with Bob Moon about what they took away from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's appearance on Capitol Hill and whether the current health care bill does enough to control costs.

Wall Street is no longer in my dreams

Feb 26, 2010
Like many other young people, Youth Radio's Lauren Silverman used to swoon at the idea of working in the towers of high finance. But now she's thinking differently.

Conservation projects displace locals

Feb 26, 2010
Several years ago three U.S. companies sank millions of dollars into a forest reserve in southern Brazil to earn credits to cover some of their carbon emissions back in America. How does the scheme work on the ground? Michael Montgomery…

Small talk: Snowmen, faking, Phoonk 2

Feb 26, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Protesting snowmen, fake kidnapping, and a prize for watching Phoonk 2 alone.

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