Jan 20, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Segments From this episode

What Senate change means for reform

Jan 20, 2010
With Republican Scott Brown winning the Massachusetts senatorial seat, the Democrats' filibuster-proof Senate majority is gone. Tom Mann of the Brookings Institution talks with Kai Ryssdal about what happens to President Obama's agenda now.

What's going on with the markets?

Jan 20, 2010
The markets have been down all day, and at one point the Dow Jones was down 189 points, making it one of the worst trading days of the year so far. What's happening? Alisa Roth reports.

FHA reforms aim to help in the long run

Jan 20, 2010
The Federal Housing Association says it will toughen up on the requirements for the residential loans it insures. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Military under fire for biblical gunsights

Jan 20, 2010
The military is scrambling to decide what to do about some of the gunsights it's been buying for the Army and Marines. References to biblical passages are inscribed on them. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Climbing out of a life of poverty

Jan 20, 2010
Some 40 million Americans live in poverty, and the odds are 50-50 that if you're born into poverty, you'll die poor. Stephen Smith profiles two friends who are trying to break the cycle.

Clearing the air on carbon credits

Jan 20, 2010
Mark Schapiro of the Center for Investigative Reporting talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article he wrote for Harper's Magazine, which discusses how we can measure a credit of carbon.

Obama's bank tax flunks on every count

Jan 20, 2010
President Obama wants to tax banks to ensure that TARP doesn't cost taxpayers money. Commentator David Frum explains why that's a bad idea.

Music from the episode

Cereza Rosa (Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White) Angel Melendez & The 911 MAMBO Orchestra
Shelter Two The Evens
Shelter Two The Evens