Jan 25, 2011

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Nuclear power roadblock: Natural gas

Jan 25, 2011
Plans for new nuclear power plants in the U.S. lose appeal as Congress doesn't act on carbon emissions rules and natural gas becomes plentiful and cheap.

The challenges facing education

Jan 25, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America, about her thoughts on what it will take to improve education for all in America.

President Obama calls for investment in economy

Jan 25, 2011
The State of Union address is President Obama's opportunity to focus on reviving the economy and creating jobs, but he faces constraints on spending.

Military plans for alternative fuels criticized

Jan 25, 2011
RAND study says military's plans to use biofuels are not likely to pay off, so research should be curtailed.

Internet running out of digital addresses

Jan 25, 2011
In about a week, the organization that assigns addresses that identify every device connected to the Internet will run out of numbers. The workaround could make the Internet slower and flakier.

Home prices fall; eight cities hit new lows

Jan 25, 2011
Home prices sank to post-housing bust lows in eight big cities, as prices fell nationwide in November, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report shows.

Freakonomics: Bringing science into the kitchen

Jan 25, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks to Kai Ryssdal about why he believes the future of food lies with those who are trying to bring the scientific method into the kitchen.

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