Nov 17, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Capturing a niche in low-carbon market

Nov 17, 2009
China churns out solar panels, wind turbines, and more alternative energy than any other nation. It's also tops at spewing greenhouse gases, from all the coal it burns. But China sees a green lining there, too. Scott Tong reports.

Did Geithner do right by AIG?

Nov 17, 2009
A report from the TARP Inspector General Neal Barofsky suggests we overpaid a good deal to rescue AIG. Senior editor Paddy Hirsch talks with Kai Ryssdal about Treasury Secretary Geithner's role in the bailout of AIG.

Some retailers aren't happy to see cash

Nov 17, 2009
More Americans say they'll be using cash instead of credit cards to pay for their holiday purchases this year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports why that's bad new for retailers.
Paying with cash
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Silverdome sold off, for a steal

Nov 17, 2009
City officials have auctioned off the Pontiac Silverdome for just over $500,000, even though it cost millions to build. Steve Henn reports.

A slow media movement

Nov 17, 2009
Have Facebook friend requests, cell-phone messages, incessant emails and texts made it impossible to disconnect? Feel overwhelmed? Sally Herships reports on one solution.

Letters: For-profit universities, jobs

Nov 17, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving for-profit schools like the University of Phoenix, and difficulty in finding work.

Opponents take aim at health bill

Nov 17, 2009
The Congressional Budget Office has been crunching the numbers to find out how much the Senate health-care overhaul will cost. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports the bill's opponents are having a field day.

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