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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Wednesday, March 24, 2010