Marketplace for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Obama hits oil slick in energy debate

President Obama met with 11 governors to try to get support for his energy policies, which would shift the nation away from fossil fuels. He's still got come convincing to do. Sarah Gardner reports.

Super Bowl snub lifts gay site's profile

Right after CBS agreed to run an anti-abortion spot during the Super Bowl, it rejected a submission from gay dating Web site Man Crunch. That move is generating a lot of publicity. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Sports

Misplaced blame for Venezuela's woes

Commentator David Frum just came back from a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela and sends along his observations about the curious state of its economy.

Firms adopt clawback rules to stem risk

Some Wall Street banks are putting so-called clawbacks into their employees' bonuses this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on whether the compensation provisions will work to avert excessive risk.
Posted In: Wall Street

How to get Haiti's economy going again

George Mason University Economist Tyler Cowen talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the old Haitian economy used to be and what it will take to build a new economy.

Rules for modifying loans may ease

The Obama administration's program to help homeowners stay in their homes by reducing monthly payments has been slow to make progress. Now there's talk the Treasury Department may tweak formulas to make loan modifications easier. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Housing

The fallout from Toyota's troubles

It's turning into another rough week for Toyota. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much the carmaker's problems will cost and whether people will still be willing to buy its cars.
Posted In: Auto

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One Bedroom
Take my Sin (Instrumental)
Sackcloth Fashion
Money, Money, Money
Waking Up In Vegas
Katy Perry

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