Jan 14, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Bank tax may pay for bailout, deter risk

Jan 14, 2010
President Obama has proposed a tax on banks that would be used to cover the government's losses from the bank bailout. But the tax would also be intended to head off a future financial crisis. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Foreclosures may worsen in 2010

Jan 14, 2010
A report from RealtyTrac says 2.8 million properties fell into some kind of foreclosure last year, breaking all kinds of records. Bob Moon reports on one ominous development that's a bad sign for the year ahead.

Award shows change to draw viewers

Jan 14, 2010
The Golden Globes will kick off what's come to known as awards season. For TV networks, it means big business. Or it used. Rico Gagliano reports.

It's not always good to create goals

Jan 14, 2010
Goals keep us focused, and give us a target to shoot for. But a few academics are warning us to re-evaluate the benefits of setting goals. Sean Cole reports.

Can we still trust ratings agencies?

Jan 14, 2010
California's general obligation debt rating has been knocked down to A minus. But why are we listening to the rating agencies when they don't exactly have a stellar track record? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Informers may get SEC immunity

Jan 14, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission is rolling out some new tactics in the fight against corporate crime. Brett Neely reports.

A health system that works for all

Jan 14, 2010
One idea to rein in health care costs is to build a system around medical practices that are shown most effective for most people -- something called evidenced-based medicine. Commentator and physician Calvin Brown says that approach only goes so far.

Mobile donations make giving easier

Jan 14, 2010
Text message donations to Haiti are in the millions. Katya Andresen, chief operating officer at Network for Good, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this type of giving is growing in popularity and how big of a role it will have in helping Haiti.