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Feb 26, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

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Something's got to give to trim deficit

Feb 26, 2009
President Obama wants to trim the nation's debt by trillions of dollars. But he's also planning to spend trillions more. What has got to give to get those savings? Ronni Radbill reports.

U.S. may take a large stake in Citigroup

Feb 26, 2009
The government has already spent $45 billion to prop up Citigroup. Now the U.S. may take a nearly 40% stake in the troubled financial giant. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Commission for budget a bad idea

Feb 26, 2009
Some in Washington want to create a commission to draft a balanced budget proposal. Commentator Lawrence Haas argues that lawmakers should do it themselves because that's why we elected them.

Detroit's not feeling so alone anymore

Feb 26, 2009
Luke Bergmann, author of a book about Detroit, says the Motor City has reason for optimism: After years of feeling alienated from the rest of the country, it now shares in many of the nation's economic concerns. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

So you want to start a franchise?

Feb 26, 2009
As job losses mount, some people with the entrepreneurial spirit are considering franchising. Is that a good idea? Cash Peters reports from a franchising expo in Los Angeles.

Budget-weary states cut green funding

Feb 26, 2009
The stimulus package is devoting billions of dollars to alternative energy projects. But while the federal government is spending more on green, debt-burdened states are pulling back. Sarah Gardner reports.

Price of health care plan is a doozy

Feb 26, 2009
President Obama is proposing to set aside $634 billion for health care reform over the next 10 years by raising taxes on the wealthy and cutting Medicare costs. Janet Babin reports.

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