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Feb 12, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

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Measuring the success of the stimulus

Feb 12, 2009
President Obama says the stimulus package will create or preserve 3.5 million jobs and get the economy on track. But will the package actually stimulate the economy? And how will we measure its success? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

How foreclosures affect housing prices

Feb 12, 2009
Foreclosure filings continue to increase as home prices drop. How much are foreclosures affecting housing prices? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Art imitates life in new movies

Feb 12, 2009
The movies "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "The International" open this weekend. But will viewers be entertained by a movie about our pre-recession consumption or one about our current banking crisis? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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No natural selection in business

Feb 12, 2009
Charles Darwin fathered the theory of evolution. His work is so far-reaching, even the business world has adopted his "survival of the fittest" theory of natural selection. But commentator Natasha Loder says economic selection is anything but natural.

New Orleans residents love its charm

Feb 12, 2009
After Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, many residents were quick to rush back. Dan Baum covered New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and talks to Kai Ryssdal about why the Crescent City is so appealing.

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