Feb 17, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Walgreens buys Duane Reade for $1.1b

Feb 17, 2010
Walgreens is acquiring the Duane Reade drugstore chain, which dominates the New York market. But with so many drugstores out there, how do they make money? Alisa Roth reports.

JPMorgan: Regulation increases costs

Feb 17, 2010
Tighter regulation is supposed to be the price of making the banks stable and taxpayers whole, but JPMorgan Chase is warning it will also bring a much higher cost of doing business. Bob Moon reports.

What can budget commission achieve?

Feb 17, 2010
The Senate nixed a proposal to create a bipartisan commission suggesting ways to cut the budget deficit, so President Obama will create one by executive order. Brett Neely reports.

Co. Springs budget woes lead to cuts

Feb 17, 2010
Colorado's state constitution makes it hard to raise taxes, so city officials in cash-strapped Colorado Springs have found some attention-getting ways to cut spending. Zachary Barr reports.

Value takes center stage in fashion

Feb 17, 2010
The Wall Street Journal's Ray Smith talks with Kai Ryssdal about the mix of luxury and affordability on display in the fashion world these days.

A foreclosure of Olympic proportions

Feb 17, 2010
The owners of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, which is hosting many Olympic events, are behind in their debt payments. Creditors say they're going to foreclose. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Cash for Work helps Haitians rebuild

Feb 17, 2010
Haiti's unemployment rate was already above 50% before the earthquake hit. Now some organizations are investing in cash-for-work programs that give Haitians much-needed training and jobs. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.

Lessons from Europe's debt crisis

Feb 17, 2010
Fears about the state of peripheral eurozone countries have been shaking the markets. Commentator David Frum says President Obama should be paying close attention to how European leaders are managing the crisis.