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Segments From this episode
Britain has had to make some difficult cuts to their budget, and one of them is to cut the government housing benefit. The cut may have the consequence of changing where the rich and poor live.
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the compromise over Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits. The negotiations may even have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.
A printing error on the new high-tech U.S. $100 bill has left blank spots on an estimated third of the 1.1 billion bills already printed, and it could cost the government millions of dollars.
The United States and South Korea reached a significant free-trade deal this weekend that will increase U.S. exports by billions of dollars and support tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.
The search engine giant began selling ebooks online today, putting it in direct competition with other major Internet booksellers like Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble. And the rivalry could become a real page turner, reports Janet Babin.
A new trend in the credit card world are prepaid debit cards backed by celebrities and aimed at teenagers, with marketing that claims to help teach teens about smart credit use. But critics have called the debit cards "predatory" for their fees. Bob Moon talks to Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal about what it all means.
Marketplace for Monday, December 6, 2010
Music from the episode
Been Around the World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Diddy, The Family, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase
Never Can Get Enough London Funk Allstars
Cash Money William Clarke
This Is Our Lot Wild Beasts
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen