Jan 29, 2010

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Merchants finally restock, boosting GDP

Jan 29, 2010
The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 5.7% at the end of last year -- the best in six years. That's good, but you can put much of that gain on the shelf. Marketplace's John Dimsdale explains.

Would small-biz tax credit work?

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama is calling for a tax credit that would pay small businesses $5,000 for every net new employee hired this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on whether the plan might work to increase employment.

Weekly Wrap

Jan 29, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reads the tea leaves of the week with Heidi Moore of The Big Money and Reuters blogger Felix Salmon.

Rocket may not find space in budget

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama is expected to kill a plan to put Americans back on the moon. Thousands of high-tech jobs hang in the balance, as does the business model for U.S. space policy. Jenny Brundin reports.

PepsiCo CEO: Redefine profit and loss

Jan 29, 2010
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how corporations should start focusing on stakeholders, not just shareholders.

In Davos, he's the piano man

Jan 29, 2010
When the folks at Davos knock off for the day, when workshops on the future of capitalism are done, there's no shortage of things to do. The nightlife goes on into the wee small hours. Christopher Werth reports from some of the piano bars in town.

Small Talk

Jan 29, 2010
Brendan Newnam, Rico Gagliano and select members of the Marketplace staff look at the less-than-major news of the week.

NFL tries to hike Pro Bowl interest

Jan 29, 2010
For the first time in its history, the NFL's Pro Bowl game is being played before the Super Bowl instead of after. Sarah Gardner reports the change in game plan has produced a hiccup or two.

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