Dec 16, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Segments From this episode

Do we benefit from Citi's tax break?

Dec 16, 2009
The IRS has extended favorable tax treatment worth billions to struggling banks like Citigroup that benefited from government bailout money. But what does that mean for people who bankrolled the bailout? John Dimsdale reports.

NY uproar over cut to free student rides

Dec 16, 2009
New York City's public transportation system voted to approve massive budget cuts, including getting rid of free rides for students. Alisa Roth reports.

BA strike may strand holiday travelers

Dec 16, 2009
Cabin crews at British Airways have voted to launch a 12-day strike. If your travel plans include London this holiday season, things could get interesting. Christopher Werth reports.

Deadlock at Copenhagen conference

Dec 16, 2009
At the UN climate conference, negotiations are crawling along as protesters take to the streets. Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on in Copenhagen.

China, U.S. at odds over cutting carbon

Dec 16, 2009
The U.S. and China are the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases. But they have big disagreements about how much carbon to cut and who should pay for it. Scott Tong reports.

Will importing drugs save U.S. costs?

Dec 16, 2009
One of the more contentious issues in the Senate debate over health care is whether to allow Americans import lower-cost prescription drugs from other countries. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Insurers must be forced to compete

Dec 16, 2009
A way to cut costs in the health care system is competition, but it's strangely missing from the Senate debate. Commentator Robert Reich says if Americans are going to be required to get health insurance, that must change.

Heavy taxes fuel Danes' clean economy

Dec 16, 2009
Denmark is far ahead of the U.S. in moving to a clean economy. Sam Eaton reports on the sacrifice the Danes are making to build a low-carbon future.

Music from the episode

Airplane Rusted Root
Weapon Of Choice Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Radio Silence Elvis Costello