Dec 15, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Segments From this episode

Will Turkey head east or west?

Dec 15, 2010
With its EU membership petition at standstill, Turkey is looking to the Middle East as a business partner, to the chagrin of many western countries, including the U.S.

Do we really know how many foreclosures are out there?

Dec 15, 2010
Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into why foreclosure figures vary so widely from source to source.

The sticks and carrots of health care reform

Dec 15, 2010
Marketplace's Gregory Warner looks into what will motivate people to buy health insurance.

Obama hopeful businesses are ready to help stimulate economy

Dec 15, 2010
President Obama sat down with 20 CEOs today in a closed-door meeting, in a discussion of what private industry can do to help get the economy going again. Are businesses ready to spend and hire? John Dimsdale reports.

Saccharin's not-so-sweet reputation

Dec 15, 2010
In the 1970s, the artificial sweetener known as saccharin got a bad rap because it was linked to causing cancer. It was later discovered not to be true. So why is its public image still suffering?

Are cubicles going extinct?

Dec 15, 2010
The cubicle was once the norm in an office setting, but times are changing. Not only are the workspaces getting smaller, but the whole idea of cubicles themselves -- closed off, with walls -- may be disappearing altogether.
Inside Mr. Youth's cubicle-less office.
Courtesy of Mr. Youth

REICH: Washington needs a bold solution for middle-class

Dec 15, 2010
Commentator Richard Reich says extending the Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits isn't helping the average American.

Letters: Philanthropy and academic sabbatical

Dec 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reads listeners' responses to recent stories. This week: thoughts about philanthropy, academic sabbaticals and Obama's business relations.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Sweet Child O' Mine Vitamin String Quartet
Brother Lee Citizen Cope
Chicken Scratch The Motet
The Sidewalk Cruise Cassettes Won't Listen