Jan 15, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, January 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, January 15, 2010

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A knock-off takes on The North Face

Jan 15, 2010
The North Face is one of the most popular wilderness brands. But the company isn't too happy about one aspiring teenage entrepreneur's knock-off brand called The South Butt. Adam Allington reports.

More people not paying credit-card bills

Jan 15, 2010
JPMorgan Chase is writing off $1.4 billion worth of consumer loans in the fourth quarter, and Capital One is writing off more than 10% of its loans. More and more people are walking away from their credit-card bills. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A credit card is swiped through machine at a Chicago toy store.
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Consumer groups fret over Dodd plan

Jan 15, 2010
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd may scrap plans for the Consumer Protection Agency. Instead, existing federal agencies may be given powers to protect consumers. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Small talk: Clothes, bosses, affairs

Jan 15, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Jeremy Hobson and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Destroying clothing, telling off your boss, and Mrs. Robinson.

Obama's foreign policy challenges

Jan 15, 2010
Walter Russell Mead talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article he wrote on the costs and benefits of the Obama administration's foreign policy.

Weekly Wrap: Wall Street and reform

Jan 15, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks talk with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with the stock market and regulation of the financial industry.

J&J in trouble over alleged kickbacks

Jan 15, 2010
The U.S. Justice Department is charging Johnson & Johnson with paying millions to a big pharmacy company in order to increase sales of its prescription drugs. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Rebuilding Haiti with no insurance help

Jan 15, 2010
President Obama has pledged $100 million to help rebuild Haiti. That aid will be important because the country must rebuild without the benefit of much insurance. Jeff Tyler reports.