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Billions go towards teachers' raises, raises because the teacher earned a master's degrees. Many are questioning the practice, especially because there's not a lot of evidence that a master's degree makes a better teacher.
In his book "How Markets Fail," now in paperback, John Cassidy argues that the crash of 2008 was evidence that markets are not self-correcting and that Wall Street needs to get back to reality -- and reform itself. Tess Vigeland talks to the author.
It's a very good time for IPOs -- GM and Booz Allen Hamilton just went public, HCA and Toys"R"Us are expected to follow soon. Many of the new IPOs come from companies that were taken private in deals with a lot of debt, and as Mitchell Hartman reports, they aren't being received well by investors.
Yesterday federal prosecutors began an investigation into alleged insider trading on Wall Street. Today, Big Lots is accusing a research firm of going too far with trade secrets and in turn damaging the company's stock. It could play a big role in the future of market research.
The announcement of the Irish bailout was supposed to ease concerns about the Euro, but the opposite is happening. German Chancellor Angela Merkel even expressed her concerns today. Will Germany -- Europe's most powerful country -- stay in the Eurozone for long? Stephen Beard reports.
A new study released today projected that diabetes would cost $500 billion by 2020 -- making it on par to become the most expensive disease. What does that mean for health care spending, and how will people react? Tess Vigeland goes over the details with Gregory Warner.
Marketplace for Tuesday, November 23, 2010