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Feb 4, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

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Madoff tipster blasts SEC for ineptitude

Feb 4, 2009
Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission before a House subcommittee for not heeding his warnings about Bernard Madoff for a decade. Now lawmakers are considering what to do about the regulatory agency. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Obama puts salary cap on bailout execs

Feb 4, 2009
President Obama has capped pay at $500,000 for CEOs of companies that receive bailout money from the government. But there's less to the salary caps than you might think. John Dimsdale reports.

Treasury adds 7-year note to pay debt

Feb 4, 2009
The Treasury Department is bringing back the 7-year note to help with the rising deficit. It's also considering creating other unusual maturities. Why? Dan Grech reports.

Music industry juggernauts may merge

Feb 4, 2009
If reported merger talks between Live Nation and Ticketmaster come to fruition, the new company could centralize power in the music industry and potentially drown out competition. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Live Nation and Ticketmaster may merge
http://www.livenation.com/ and http://www.ticketmaster.com/

Robotics revolutionizes war

Feb 4, 2009
Robotics and other technologies have had a big impact on how war is waged. Kai Ryssdal speaks with warfare expert P.W. Singer about how technology is revolutionizing war on and off the battlefield.

Let's get expert review of stimulus plan

Feb 4, 2009
The Senate is debating President Obama's stimulus package, and many lawmakers are adding to the price tag. Commentator David Frum thinks we should enlist top economists to tell us what we're spending -- or wasting -- our money on.

Is stimulus a short or long-term fix?

Feb 4, 2009
There are lots of questions about whether President Obama's stimulus is the right fix for our economy right now or if it's intended for recovery in the long run. Diane Lim Rogers discusses the short and long-term of the stimulus…

Farmers go low-tech to grow in winter

Feb 4, 2009
Farmers in Michigan are stretching their growing season -- and their profits -- into winter by using a relatively simple set-up called a hoop house. Lou Blouin reports.

Music from the episode