Dec 7, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, December 7, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, December 7, 2009

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Bailout funds may be used for stimulus

Dec 7, 2009
Instead of the $240 billion taxpayers were expected to lose from the bank bailout, Fed chief Bernanke says it will only be $40 billion. That leaves $200 billion to help pay down the federal budget deficit, right? Maybe not. John Dimsdale reports.

Local banks hold onto taxpayer money

Dec 7, 2009
With all this talk of redirecting the bank-bailout program, plenty of regional banks aren't ready to pay that money back. Amy Scott reports.

EPA: Greenhouse gases a health threat

Dec 7, 2009
World leaders have criticized the U.S. for failing to pass a law cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But the EPA is giving President Obama at least something to point to. Sarah Gardner reports.

Big brands seek to lure customers back

Dec 7, 2009
When the economy was collapsing, grocery stores and pharmacies lured shoppers with lower-priced brands. But as the economy recovers, big household goods companies need a way to get their business back. Alisa Roth reports.

Tips on self-control for the holidays

Dec 7, 2009
With gifts to buy and holiday parties to attend, December is a tough month to take control of your impulses. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal on how to counteract problematic impulses.

Why is Apple jumping into Lala land?

Dec 7, 2009
Apple is buying music content provider Lala. CNET.com's Erica Ogg talks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the possible reasons why Apple is buying the company.

Is space tourism close to taking off?

Dec 7, 2009
If you've got the money, Sir Richard Branson has the spacecraft to rocket you into space. The long-awaited SpaceShipTwo has finally been unveiled. Bob Moon reports.

Japanese ready for new C02 economy

Dec 7, 2009
One country the rest of the world might look to for lessons on carbon control is Japan. When you look at emissions per GDP, Japan is the most energy-efficient country on the planet. Rob Schmitz reports.

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