Mar 3, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Segments From this episode

Obama urges action on health reform

Mar 3, 2010
President Obama laid out what he plans to do moving forward with the health care overhaul at the White House. Marketplace's Gregory Warner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the plan, its costs, and what happens next.

TALF's end signals economic shift

Mar 3, 2010
The deadline is soon approaching for lenders to take advantage of a Federal Reserve program called TALF, which is designed to encourage more loans. John Dimsdale reports.

The long, deep unemployment hole

Mar 3, 2010
The Atlantic's Don Peck talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this recession is different from others, and the lasting impact chronic unemployment will have on America.

Toyota loses ideal amid auto woes

Mar 3, 2010
Toyota helped usher in a global quality revolution in the mid-1970s. But when the brakes slipped on its cars, consumers were betrayed. Commentator David Frum says they weren't the only ones.

Consumers get back in spending saddle

Mar 3, 2010
A report from MasterCard's Spending Pulse says consumers are buying again, and retailers are not resorting to extreme discounts. But there are still big barriers to retail sales growth. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
A shopper carries shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Antitrust lawsuits pile up on Google

Mar 3, 2010
Microsoft has filed antitrust lawsuits against Google in Europe. And in the past few weeks, a series of small companies have also filed lawsuits. What gives? Brett Neely reports.

A gene for entrepreneurship?

Mar 3, 2010
We've known for a long time that entrepreneurship tends to run in families. But now researchers are asking: Could there actually be entrepreneurial genes? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Music from the episode

Hear My Dear Oddisee
Still Waters Jim White
Smoke On The Water Pat Boone