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Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Turkey say that the pro-business policies of the Turkish government are helping them grow and succeed. But you won't find as many ostentatious displays of wealth here.
You may get a warranty, but the DVD player or blender you got breaks after the warranty expires. Or is the peace of mind it gives you worth it? Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into the pros and cons of warranties.
New employees of California's public university system will have to contribute more for their benefits and pension and wait longer before they can retire.
A report out today noted that the government's Home Affordable Modification Program -- HAMP -- isn't helping as many homeowners as was expected. Still, it doesn't mean the program should be scrapped entirely. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Even in the face of high unemployment and flat personal income, Americans are spending again. But they're being more conservative about where their money goes.
In the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner tells Kai Ryssdal about his idea for avoiding the unwanted gift this holiday season.
Marketplace for Tuesday, December 14, 2010