Dec 21, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 21. 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 21. 2010

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The imaginary world of 'Catalog Living'

Dec 21, 2010
Actor and comedian Molly Erdman talks about her popular website, CatalogLiving.net, which imagines a fictional world based on photos from furniture catalog. Listen to the interview and view a slideshow of some of her favorite images.

A look at the roots of the U.K.'s social welfare system

Dec 21, 2010
A wealthy social reformer took a hard look at poverty in York, England over a hundred years ago. Marketplace's Stephen Beard took a trip to York to learn about how Seebohm Rowntree changed the quality of living of the poor…

Tech apps for tots

Dec 21, 2010
It may be hard to hand over your pricey smartphone or tablet computer over to someone who may not understand what "that phone is very expensive" means. But there's a growing market out there for phone and computer apps for…

Lack of federal funding makes laws difficult to implement

Dec 21, 2010
Federal agencies figure out how to implement legislation once they've been passed by Congress. But the lack of funding for agencies will mean that laws, like health care reform, may not be carried out properly.

What the census says about the U.S.

Dec 21, 2010
The official numbers from the 2010 U.S. Census were released today. Mitchell Hartman takes a look at what the results say about the U.S. as a whole.

Net neutrality rules could still allow for advantages

Dec 21, 2010
The FCC voted on new rules for net neutrality today, prohibiting unreasonable discrimination on the Internet. But as Janet Babin reports, there still might be enough loopholes to allow advantages.

Why retailers might be out-of-stock of your gift

Dec 21, 2010
Searching for that last-minute gift? You might find those store shelves empty. Retailers, in anticipation of low shopping numbers, ordered less stock this year, just to play it safe.

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