Mar 15, 2010

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Dodd unveils financial reform bill

Mar 15, 2010
Senate Banking Committee chairman's legislation would create a council of regulators and broaden the Federal Reserve's oversight powers. Brett Neely reports.

Does finance reform bill go far enough?

Mar 15, 2010
Harvard law and finance professor Hal Scott talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes proposed in Sen. Dodd's financial-industry reform bill.

FCC shift may speed up Internet biz

Mar 15, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission's 10-year plan for dramatically increasing Internet speeds throughout the nation could intensify telecom competition and give start-ups new opportunities. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Ireland methodically slashes spending

Mar 15, 2010
Faced with mounting debt, Ireland's government has slashed nearly $6 billion from its budget -- a big adjustment for a country with just 4.5 million people. Christopher Werth reports on the end of the Celtic Tiger.

Pharma gets less than it bargained for

Mar 15, 2010
Pharmaceutical giants made a deal with President Obama last year to limit health care reform's spending cuts on prescription drugs to $80 billion over 10 years. But the bills in Congress will cost the industry more. Gregory Warner reports.

Toyota questions runaway Prius story

Mar 15, 2010
Some analysts say it's about time Toyota got control of reports on its cars' acceleration problems and started reassuring customers. But, as Alisa Roth reports, that can be a tricky balance.

Shanghai hopes Bund will be a boon

Mar 15, 2010
Shanghai has restored its famous waterfront, known as the Bund, which has been at the center of its economy for 80 years. Officials are banking on it being a centerpiece for the future, too. Marketplace's Scott Tong tell Kai Ryssdal about it.

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