Jan 12, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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How the Fed made a record profit

Jan 12, 2010
The Federal Reserve made its biggest profit ever in 2009. It's turning a nice deposit of about $46 billion back to the Treasury Department. Where did it get all that money? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

What's driving company earnings up?

Jan 12, 2010
The new earnings season is upon us. Overall, analysts are expecting the first growth in profits since early 2007. Why? Amy Scott reports.

What's next for NBC after Leno moves?

Jan 12, 2010
Jay Leno is leaving his 10 p.m. NBC slot, only four months after the switch was going to change prime-time TV forever. L.A. Times TV reporter Matea Gold talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happened, and how the network plans to fill the time.

Surgery center boom cuts into hospitals

Jan 12, 2010
These days many outpatient surgeries are being handled at remote surgery centers. But with so many of these centers popping up, hospitals are feeling a whole lot of pain. Kerry Grens reports.

U.S. exports its mental illnesses

Jan 12, 2010
America exports virtually every part of its culture, from TV to food. Author Ethan Watters talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Crazy Like Us," and how we export our mental illnesses, too.

Authentic Mexican food push: Delicioso!

Jan 12, 2010
Mexican food is so common in the U.S., you might forget it comes from Mexico. But with the help of the Mexican government, a new restaurant association is trying to encourage the spread of more authentic cuisine. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

Low hopes for financial commission

Jan 12, 2010
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will soon meet to examine the causes of the financial meltdown. Will its influence be anywhere near as great as that of the Pecora Commission? Commentator John Steele Gordon says, don't count on it.