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Mar 24, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Will big mail users back 5-day delivery?

Mar 24, 2010
The U.S. Postal Service has formally proposed cutting back mail delivery to five days a week. If regulators and Congress approve, eliminating Saturday deliveries will save $3 billion a year. John Dimsdale reports.

JPMorgan seeks $1.4 billion tax break

Mar 24, 2010
A portion of the $787 billion stimulus package was set aside for tax breaks for money-losing companies. But guess who's knocking at Uncle Sam's door looking for a piece of the action? The banks. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Outlets start acting like full-price stores

Mar 24, 2010
In 2009, discount stores saw their shelves packed with all the great stuff full-price retailers couldn't sell. But with the economy improving, discounters must find new ways to grow. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Customers shop at a TJ Maxx store on August 5, 2008 in La Canada, Calif.
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European leaders squabble over debt

Mar 24, 2010
Another big meeting is scheduled in Brussels, where European leaders will try to figure out what to do about their debt issues and the stability of the euro. Stephen Beard reports.

Staffers may be exempt from health bill

Mar 24, 2010
Politico reporter Erika Lovley talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article she co-wrote that examines whether the health reform bill may exempt congressional staffers from buying insurance.

Health reform bill is no New Deal

Mar 24, 2010
Commentator Robert Reich is a strong supporter of the President Obama's health care reform plan, but thinks we need to be realistic about what it is. And what it isn't.

Canadians invest in Arizona housing

Mar 24, 2010
Cash investors are snatching up thousands of foreclosed homes in Arizona, and many of those digging up the bargains are Canadians. Why? Peter O'Dowd reports.

How will health penalties work?

Mar 24, 2010
The health care bill signed by President Obama creates a system of penalties most Americans will have to pay if they don't buy insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on whether it will be effective.

Music from the episode

Arizona Kings of Leon
Sketch 40 Winks
Railroad Cancellation Don Caballero