Feb 24, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Fed's policy not paying off for savers

Feb 24, 2010
On Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said low interest rates are here to stay for awhile. The economy may need the zero percent interest rates, but they're a challenge for people looking for a little return on their savings. John Dimsdale reports.

Will Leno return boost 'Tonight Show?'

Feb 24, 2010
NBC is hoping the return of Jay Leno to "The Tonight Show" will help it reclaim the late-night dominance it once held. But it also has a big hole to fill at the 10 o'clock hour. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Impact of Italy's ruling on Google

Feb 24, 2010
Three Google executives were given 6-month suspended sentences for allowing a video of a boy being bullied to be posted on its Web site. Mitchell Hartman reports the case highlights international differences on Internet privacy.

Greeks strike over austerity measures

Feb 24, 2010
The Greek government has committed to make deep cuts in its public spending, but the process is not going smoothly. Greek labor unions have called for their second nationwide strike this month. Stephen Beard reports.

A plan for building small homes in Haiti

Feb 24, 2010
Many Haitians are now living in temporary dwellings after last month's earthquake, but a group in Miami has proposed a solution. Architect Andres Duany of the firm DPZ talks with Bob Moon about the quick, easy homes he's designing with manufacturer InnoVida.

Control health costs with competition

Feb 24, 2010
The Obama administration is seeking to slap limits on health insurance costs in response to a premium rate hike by insurer Anthem-Blue Cross. But commentator Robert Reich argues there's a better way.

Baby steps to stem greenhouse gases

Feb 24, 2010
The failure of the Copenhagen talks, a key Republican victory in the Senate and the recession have all hurt the prospects for serious cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Where does that leave us? Sarah Gardner reports.

Toyota chief pledges safety changes

Feb 24, 2010
Akio Toyoda, head of Toyota, took full responsibility for the automaker's safety problems and suggested his company got its priorities confused. Bob Moon reviews what he said at a House committee hearing.