Feb 16, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Segments From this episode

Simon Property shops for a big deal

Feb 16, 2010
Simon Property, the nation's largest shopping mall operator, made a $10 billion bid for bankrupt rival General Growth Properties. If the deal goes through, Simon would own a third of the shopping malls in America. Brett Neely reports.

Not everyone's interested in broadband

Feb 16, 2010
The Obama administration is spending billions to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the country. But the Commerce Department says not everyone wants it. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Madonna may team with Macy's for line

Feb 16, 2010
Madonna is reportedly in talks to license her name for a fashion line to be sold at Macy's. Rico Gagliano reports she's one of the biggest in a long line of celebrities to dive into the fashion world.

Was the stimulus package successful?

Feb 16, 2010
President Obama signed the stimulus package nearly a year ago. Did it work? Senior business correspondent Bob Moon tells Kai Ryssdal it depends on who you ask.

Changing the perception of Mardi Gras

Feb 16, 2010
With flying beads and frozen daiquiris, Mardi Gras doesn't exactly scream family-friendly. But one man is trying to change that impression. David Weinberg reports.

Haitian Americans dig deep to give aid

Feb 16, 2010
The clean up in Haiti has only just started and aid is continuing to pour in. But for some immigrant communities in the U.S., the continuing appeals for help hit harder. Sally Herships reports.

Letters: Labor, Anthem, flying, job costs

Feb 16, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving underemployment, Robert Reich's commentary on insurer Anthem, what airlines charge us, and a lesson in the perils of covering the economy.

Music from the episode

Goin' Down South R.L. Burnside
Wherever You Go Built To Spill
Cissy Strut The Meters