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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 He wants to remove federal rules that are outdated, unnecessary, and "just plain dumb."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.
Marketplace for January 18, 2011