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At the Basel III Conference, bank regulators proposed to increase the money that banks must save per $100 lent. The extra capital will help banks weather future economic crises better, but will make it more expensive for them to lend, which will hurt the economy.
"White space" is what the Federal Communications Communication calls unused airwaves. The FCC is thinking about opening up some of that white space to the public -- which would result in better, faster Internet.
Commentator Reihan Salam thinks that the U.S. government needs to stop taxing Americans working abroad as a way to encourage entrepreneurs domestically and abroad to exchange information and ideas about new markets.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Susan Scafidi, the director of Fordham University's new Fashion Law Institute, which will provide legal services for design students and designers and train future lawyers who would like to focus on the issues confronting the fashion industry.
Manufacturing employs a significant number of residents in the town of Kingsport. But with consumers buying a lot less, it's not just the manufacturing employees that get hit, but everyone from the local store owner to the hairdresser.
Marketplace for Monday, September 13, 2010