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Jan 27, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Segments From this episode

Food vendors sell with personal touch

Jan 26, 2009
The recession hasn't stopped some entrepreneurs from breaking into the specialty food market. The Fancy Food Show in San Francisco was ripe with new companies marketing their products -- but not necessarily for huge profits. April Dembosky reports.

Geithner's new TARP rules murky

Jan 27, 2009
New Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is trying to rein in TARP with rules that limit the power of lobbyists and ensure more oversight for the billions of dollars being handed out. Will Geithner's new rules make it clearer where our tax money is going? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Fed should be taking on more risk

Jan 27, 2009
With interest rates approaching zero and billions of federal dollars already pumped into the banking industry, are there more tricks up the Fed's sleeve? Commentator Krishna Guha says there could be.

Mixed martial arts rises in popularity

Jan 27, 2009
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or mixed martial arts, has emerged from the shadows to become a huge moneymaker. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim about the combat sport's fast-growing audience.

If it worked for Bernie, why not U.S.?

Jan 27, 2009
As a Senate committee looks into how regulators missed Bernard Madoff's investment scam, the Marketplace Players wonder if the senators are really interested in fixing what's broken.

Super Bowl ads sell despite economy

Jan 27, 2009
Even in this recession, companies are shelling out millions for Super Bowl advertising. Kai Ryssdal speaks with journalist Rob Walker about why some brands are still spending such big bucks for so little time.

Dollar holds strong despite bailouts

Jan 27, 2009
The value of the U.S. dollar has been holding up pretty well, even though more and more money is being printed by the government to bail out the banks. Why? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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