Nov 3, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Buffett continues to play with trains

Nov 3, 2009
Warren Buffett is calling his acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad company a $34 billion wager on the economic future of the U.S. It's his biggest investment ever. But what's he really betting on? Alisa Roth reports.

GOP: We care more about health costs

Nov 3, 2009
The details of a Republican health care overhaul are trickling out, and the GOP is trying to convince voters that Republican lawmakers are focused more on cutting health care costs than Democrats. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Tribune experiments with dropping AP

Nov 3, 2009
The Tribune Company is stepping away from using Associated Press content in its newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, it's part of journalism's changing economic model.
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Home-buying credit needs tweaking

Nov 3, 2009
Home sales have continued to rise, thanks mostly to the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers, which is set to expire on Nov. 30. Commentator David Abromowitz says an extension of the home-buying credit needs tweaks before it can be…

Your views: KFC, dolls, climate change

Nov 3, 2009
Apparently a lot of our listeners don't think it's worth it to stand in line for free chicken at KFC, or pay $95 for a homeless doll. And they have some strong views about our climate change series. Kai Ryssdal…

Behind the scenes of the financial crisis

Nov 3, 2009
There are still many questions about the government's response to the collapse of the financial system. Kai Ryssdal talks to The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who examines those questions in his new book, "Too Big to Fail."

Allegations against U of Phoenix persist

Nov 3, 2009
For-profit schools such as the University of Phoenix get most of their revenue from federal student aid. They also face accusations of building enrollments through high-pressure tactics that leave students in deep debt. Amy Scott reports.