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President Obama spent his first full day in office setting ethics guidelines and imposing a salary freeze on White House staffers earning more than $100,000. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about the president's new policies and his upcoming agenda.
Just about every U.S. airline is reporting losses, and a big reason why is that they locked in expensive fuel prices when those prices were at record highs last summer. Janet Babin reports.
While commentator David Frum doesn't think much of President Obama's plans to stimulate the economy, he says something needs to be done about workers' stagnating wages. He has a couple ideas how to do it with less government spending.
President Obama's inauguration address focused a lot on the economy and foreign policy. But the U.S. economy may play a huge role in determining what can be done overseas. Kai Ryssdal speaks about foreign policy with Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine.
Aid organizations estimate damage to Gaza from Israel's incursion could be $1.5 billion. Whatever aid comes in, there's disagreement among Palestinian groups over who should distribute it. Daniel Estrin reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009