Jan 22, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, January 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, January 22, 2010

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Insurers look to find new markets

Jan 22, 2010
With the health care overhaul bill stuck in Congress, insurance companies are grappling with nearly 30 million potential new customers disappearing. Now it's back to square one in a tough econmy. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

What another recall means for Toyota

Jan 22, 2010
Toyota has issued another recall to fix faulty accelerator pedals. What are Toyota drivers supposed to do? Alisa Roth reports.

Ruling opens up political ad frontier

Jan 22, 2010
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision on campaign financing, the companies who will turn corporate and union money into political ads look to win big. Mitchell Hartman reports.

GSK to fund film on emotional eating

Jan 22, 2010
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plans to fund a documentary about the hazards of mindless eating. Gregory Warner reports.

Weekly Wrap: Obama's bank plans

Jan 22, 2010
Clusterstock's John Carney and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether President Obama's plans to limit the size and risks of Wall Street banks will work.

Taco Bell: A gateway to acceptance

Jan 22, 2010
Many foodies may not think too highly of Taco Bell. But commentator Gustavo Arellano says with the recent death of the fast-food chain's creator, it's time to praise the fruits of his creation.

What prices really mean

Jan 22, 2010
Pricing mechanisms for virtually everything in our economy are tilted in favor of sellers. William Poundstone, author of "Priceless," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why we pay what we pay for items.

A push to clarify ink cartridge labels

Jan 22, 2010
The National Conference for Weights and Measures will soon kick off, and attendees will consider how to make the cost of ink more transparent to consumers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.