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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Dec 9, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Segments From this episode

Does TARP really need an extension?

Dec 9, 2009
The Obama administration will extend TARP until October 2010. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the money is needed in case financial conditions worsen. Does he know something we don't? Amy Scott reports.

New health plan expands Medicare

Dec 9, 2009
Senate Democrats are tentatively agreeing to scrap the public option for health-care reform. Instead, the uninsured could get insurance under a federal employee health program and middle-aged people could buy into Medicare. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Tuvalu puts up fight for climate change

Dec 9, 2009
The island nation of Tuvalu wants any deal at the Copenhagen climate conference to be binding. But that's not a position more populous developing nations support. Stephen Beard reports.

Gore: Climate fix can be economic boon

Dec 9, 2009
Al Gore talks with Kai Ryssdal about what it will take to get nations and businesses to change to a low-carbon economy, and what they stand to gain from it.

AOL hopes relaunch hits the right spot

Dec 9, 2009
Nearly a decade after merging with Time Warner, AOL is spinning off and relaunching its stock and Web site. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the company plans to get back on the radar.
A screen shot from AOL's relaunch
Courtesy of AOL

Climate policy is like buying insurance

Dec 9, 2009
There is a lot we know and don't know for sure about climate change. Commentator David Frum says those unknowns should influence the decisions being made in Copenhagen and Washington, D.C.

Public money may keep sprawl in check

Dec 9, 2009
The days of farmland being bulldozed to make way for shopping malls or housing complexes are gone for now. And one Michigan county is in no mood to see those days come back. Dustin Dwyer reports.

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Music from the episode

Where Do I Begin The Chemical Brothers