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It seems merchandise featuring President-elect Obama is being sold everywhere with the inauguration approaching. But shirts and buttons that feature the presidential seal are illegal under federal law. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Lawmakers are still debating President-elect Obama's stimulus package and what will work best to boost our economy. Commentator Len Burman says "experimenting" by assigning different "treatments" to different states will help get the best results from the stimulus and maybe even help in the future.
Financing green projects can be expensive, so cities are rethinking the economic model to fund renewable energy. A pilot project in Berkeley, Calif., will use city bonds to pay for the costs of installing solar panels, with money being recouped later through a surcharge on property taxes. Sam Eaton reports.
In an effort to boost sagging sales, China is cutting the tax on little cars. The move has Detroit's Big 3 paying close attention because the Chinese buy brands from around the world. Scott Tong reports.
Around the turn of the millennium there was a big push at corporations to increase diversity. How far have we come in bringing diversity to the workplace? Bob Moon speaks with diversity consultant Steve Robbins.
Marketplace for Monday, January 19, 2009