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Republican Senators Richard Shelby and John McCain are urging President Obama to let some big banks fail instead of propping them up with federal funds. John Dimsdale reports on the growing rift over how to best save the banking industry.
President Obama is expected to push for a global increase in government spending at an upcoming summit of worldwide leaders in London. But some European nations disagree that this is the best way to approach the financial crisis. Stephen Beard reports.
As the U.S. grapples with its economic problems, some are looking at Japan's "lost decade," when its real estate and stock markets burst, to see what we can learn. Monetary policy expert Adam Posen compares the two countries with Kai Ryssdal.
Who knew that when she debuted 50 years ago Barbie would have such a huge impact on pop culture? Kai Ryssdal speaks with Robin Gerber, author of "Barbie and Ruth," about the iconic doll's origins.
Marketplace for Monday, March 9, 2009