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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.
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.
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.
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 with Kai Ryssdal.
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.
Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009