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Marketplace for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Jan 28, 2008

Marketplace for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008

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Bush to focus on pork-barrel spending

Jan 28, 2008
In his State of the Union address, President Bush will take aim at something very nearly untouchable -- legislative earmarks. But not until next fiscal year. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Home sales still lag despite price cuts

Jan 28, 2008
New home sales in 2007 fell to their lowest level in almost 13 years -- despite big price cuts by homebuilders, according to the Commerce Department. Bob Moon looks at whether there's reason to believe 2008 home sales will be different.

Advertisers move to the silver screen

Jan 28, 2008
If you've been to the movies lately, you may have noticed the show before the show just keeps getting longer. Big advertisers are moving from the small screen to the big one. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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A talk with Giuliani's economic adviser

Jan 28, 2008
Marketplace begins a series of interviews today with presidential candidates' economic advisers. Kai Ryssdal talks with economist David Malpass about the views of his candidate, Republican Rudy Giuliani.

Spend U.S. wealth on the public good

Jan 28, 2008
As private money spent on private institutions continues to grow, public money is vanishing -- leaving our infrastructure to collapse. Commentator Benjamin Barber says it's a trend we should reverse now.

Call it the Great Fire Wall of China

Jan 28, 2008
China's government is promising, by the end of the month, to put in place tough new rules for companies wanting to do business online. The prospect has investors a bit leery. Our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about the plan.

Seeing opportunity in rising oceans

Jan 28, 2008
Conservative projections say rising seas from climate change would displace hundreds of millions of people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars over the next century. Sam Eaton found a scientist with a plan to capitalize on melting icecaps for the sake of everyone.

Music from the episode

A Woman's Love Noé Licon
More Human Than Human Ezekiel Honig
Rangers At Midnight Crack The Sky