Another bipartisan commission released its plan for cutting the national deficit today, and it got down to specifics about cutting spending. But New York Times columnist David Leonhardt tells Kai Ryssdal that we also need to cultivate economic growth.
State attorneys general who have been investigating the foreclosure mess are said to be close to a deal with some of the big mortgage lenders. One part of the package is a foreclosure fund, probably funded by banks to compensate homeowners who were wrongfully foreclosed on. Would it work?
From fashion to phones to restaurants to movies, suddenly it seems the big tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are trying to do it all. But as Steve Henn reports, it's actually less about trying something new and more about survival.
Ironically, it seems that leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle is equated with getting rid of all your old stuff and starting fresh. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports on how to be really green when it comes to your new home.
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