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Jan 9, 2008

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How do you stimulate an economy?

Jan 9, 2008
Even though we may be a long way from the experts deciding when or if we're in a recession, Congress and the White House are working on economic stimulus plans. Doug Elmendorf of the Brookings Institution explains just how that might be done.

Taxpayer advocate: Let's try 'I'm sorry'

Jan 9, 2008
The IRS's National Taxpayer Advocate is telling Congress that the tax service should be required to apologize when it's wrong and to offer a little something to compensate taxpayers for their troubles. John Dimsdale reports.

Israel spares no expense for Bush visit

Jan 9, 2008
President Bush's nine-day trip to the Middle East is underway. He's in Israel and will visit the West Bank on Thursday. Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem that the stage has been dramatically set for the President's visit. And at no small cost.

Museum audio tours take new turns

Jan 9, 2008
Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Phillipe de Montebello, who announced he'll retire at year's end, was instrumental in the popularity of audio guides. And companies profited from their production. But now museums are taking their tours into their own hands. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Entrepreneurs unite!

Jan 9, 2008
Marketplace's Steve Tripoli has noticed an international trend -- entrepreneurs in developing economies calling for the rule of law to protect their business interests. He explains to Kai Ryssdal.

Unions help Obama with Hispanic vote

Jan 9, 2008
Barack Obama may have come in second in New Hampshire's Democratic primary, but he received labor union endorsements this week that could strengthen his standing with Hispanic voters in other states. Dan Grech reports.

A good candidate connects the dots

Jan 9, 2008
If you're a voter who picks a candidate by lining up the various policy proposals and ticking them off in a list of pros and cons, commentator Robert Reich has a warning: Take a close look at how your candidate's ideas connect.

High-tech medicine or cash cow?

Jan 9, 2008
Intensive care units are the biggest money pits in most hospitals. Some medical facilities are turning to electronic ICUs, which save money through big economies of scale. But what are the real costs? Marianne Russ reports.

Music from the episode

Didn't I Darondo
If You Were Here Thompson Twins
Santero Dub Mad Professor
Mr. Brightside The Killers