Mar 16, 2010

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China's play with money seen as threat

Mar 16, 2010
Some members of Congress want stiff penalties levied against China for manipulating the value of its currency to boost its exports and make U.S. imports harder to sell. Bob Moon reports.

Putting a price on rebuilding Haiti

Mar 16, 2010
Authorities in Haiti say post-quake reconstruction efforts over the next three years will cost $11.5 billion. What kind of a country can be built with that amount of money? Brett Neely reports.

Student loan biz not looking too healthy

Mar 16, 2010
Congress's health care overhaul includes a proposal to let the federal government hand out student loans directly, effectively eliminating the entire student loan industry. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

EU to help get Greece out of tough spot

Mar 16, 2010
European finance ministers have come up with a plan to help Greece avoid default, should its debt crisis reach that point. Marketplace's European correspondent Stephen Beard explains the details with Kai Ryssdal.

Virginia commuters are in a capital jam

Mar 16, 2010
In Washington, D.C.'s Virginia suburbs, commutes of two hours each way are not uncommon. That puts a huge strain on local businesses, which are beginning to blame the state's Republican leaders. David Schultz reports.

Letters from our listeners

Mar 16, 2010
Marketplace listeners comment on Edward Demming, black colleges, our interview with novelist Lionel Shriver, and disrespect for a person's favorite car (Yugo girl!).

Health care costs can be hard to define

Mar 16, 2010
No issue has gotten more attention in the health care debate than cost. Are we spending too much? Not enough? Gregory Warner reports on why the subject of cost is easier to debate than define.

Music from the episode

One More Regret James Figurine