Dec 8, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Segments From this episode

Will Obama's incentives help small biz?

Dec 8, 2009
President Obama is hoping to get small businesses hiring again through tax breaks and help with loans. But is this what small-business owners want or need? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Why credit remains tight for borrowers

Dec 8, 2009
Billions of dollars have been poured into the financial system to get credit flowing again. But that hasn't exactly happened. Amy Scott reports.

U.S. moves green patents to fast lane

Dec 8, 2009
The Obama administration says it will fast-track the review of patents for green technologies. Now green inventors will be able to jump ahead in line. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

U.S. settles Indian trust lawsuit

Dec 8, 2009
The U.S. government is settling a trust lawsuit with Native Americans for $3.4 billion. John Dimsdale reports.

Business lessons from history

Dec 8, 2009
Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Kai Ryssdal about the book she edited, "The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times," and what might be learned from our current economic climate.

Ads seek to rebrand 'Made in China'

Dec 8, 2009
China is launching an ad campaign to show that Chinese manufacturing benefits everyone. USC Professor Jay Wang talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether the effort will work.

Child support suffers in bad economy

Dec 8, 2009
The recession's been tough on single and divorced moms and dads. Many jobless parents are falling behind on child-support payments. But are some using the bad economy as an excuse? Thomas H. Humphreys investigates.

Music from the episode

I'm Branded Los Straitjackets
Gone to Earth The American Analog Set
Darklands The Jesus and Mary Chain