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We started out the year worrying about high unemployment and at the end of 2010 it still remains a huge issue. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Bob Moon about whether we are making progress in the labor market, what would get employers to hire more, and what will happen now that the economy is expected to grow faster.
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about why economists don't shy away from repugnant, even if the idea comes with the catchphrase "crap to crop."
Congress recently passed a budget to keep spending levels the same as in 2010, but that won't account for the two new reform bills. The SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act are already feeling the results. David Gura reports.
Popular tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have billion-dollar estimated values, which are all based on what investors are willing to pay on the private secondary market. But that sort of trading may be getting too popular for its own good.
Snowy weather has been creating a mess at airports all over the country, but it seems the people stranded inside the airport are the lucky ones. Matthew Bishop of The Economist magazine was stranded on the runway for 7.5 hours, and tells Bob Moon about the ordeal.
Marketplace for Tuesday, December 28, 2010