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Mar 18, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, March, 18, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, March, 18, 2010

Segments From this episode

Do the health reform numbers matter?

Mar 18, 2010
The Congressional Budget Office released a slew of numbers on what the health care overhaul would cost: $940 billion over 10 years and more than a trillion in deficit reductions over the decade after that. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A cap and trade system for people

Mar 18, 2010
Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman shared the major features of legislation they're preparing to roll out soon with some big business execs. Included in the plan is a tax that encourages consumers to limit their emissions too. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Winnebago profits, but is still cautious

Mar 18, 2010
Winnebago posted its first quarterly profits in more than a year. What's that mean for the iconic maker of recreational vehicles? Alisa Roth reports.

Universal lowers CD prices to up sales

Mar 18, 2010
CD sales are down almost 16% this year as fewer people buy compact discs. But one major label has plans to try and sell more CDs. Rico Gagliano reports.

Why you should care about Foursquare

Mar 18, 2010
CNET reporter Caroline McCarthy talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Foursqaure is, and whether it has the potential to become the next Facebook.

College athletes' score doesn't add up

Mar 18, 2010
Millions will watch the NCAA basketball tournament, and it will generate a lot of wealth. But commentator Jon Wertheim says March Madness also also lays bare one of the great hypocrisies in sports.

A firm that guarantees employment

Mar 18, 2010
Frank Koller talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book "Spark," and manufacturer Lincoln Electric's unique program that promises workers won't get laid off for economic reasons if they meet the company's performance standards.

A future with Google-powered elections

Mar 18, 2010
Politicians will spend billions holding onto their offices or getting elected for the first time this fall. There's a whole industry dedicated to getting a slice of that pie, and a new kid on the block. Brett Neely reports.

Final note: Don't blame Greenspan

Mar 18, 2010
In this final note, Kai Ryssdal takes a look at a research paper written by Alan Greenspan. The former Federal Reserve Chairman says the low interest rates he set while running the Fed had nothing to do with the housing crash.

Music from the episode

Black Unity The Aggrovators