Jan 18, 2011

Marketplace for January 18, 2011

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Marketplace for January 18, 2011

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Education reform needs a new starting point

Jan 18, 2011
Teacher performance. Standardized testing. Charter schools. Those are just some of the topics dominating the discussion on education reform. But what about something even more basic -- like how we talk about success and failure with children?

The power of the online product review

Jan 18, 2011
Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission soft-launches its new online product database, which list product recalls and complaints about safety and health hazards. The content will be provided by consumers. Sally Herships looks into what this might mean for business owners.

The changing role of the venture capitalist

Jan 18, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to William Draper, the author of "The Startup Game," which explains how the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is vital to the success of the American economy.

Should companies be protected from the Freedom of Information Act?

Jan 18, 2011
In 2004, the FCC investigated an AT&T contract to provide cheap Internet for schools. A year later, AT&T's competitors tried to use the Freedom of Information Act to see the documents. AT&T sued, claiming the FOIA exempts information that invades personal privacy. The case is going to the Supreme Court tomorrow.

House GOP debates health-care repeal

Jan 18, 2011
The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow to repeal the health-care law. That won't survive the Senate, or a veto by President Obama. But the GOP can chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Apple after Steve Jobs

Jan 18, 2011
Technology companies that don't innovate, don't last. With or without Steve Jobs, Apple faces lots of business challenges in the future.

Obama: "Dumb" red tape for business must go

Jan 18, 2011
President Obama has ordered a review of regulations that might stifle economic growth. He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb." But for small businesses, state and local regulations can be a big chill on hiring and growth.

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