Nov 3, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Boomtime on China's grasslands

Nov 2, 2010
Inner Mongolia was once one of the poorest areas of China. Not anymore. The Inner Mongolian city of Ordos now has the highest per capita GDP of any city in China. This rags-to-riches story has come to symbolize the rapid…

You can get loads of calories or a toy

Nov 3, 2010
Is that Happy Meal full of calories, fat and sugar? Then no toy for you, is what the San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided.

REICH: FDR 1936, Obama 2012

Nov 3, 2010
An election has come and gone, which means... thinking about the next election. Marketplace Commentator Robert Reich has a few tips for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

Can Prop 25 fix California's budget?

Nov 3, 2010
California legislators no longer have to have a two-thirds majority to pass a budget -- thanks to the passage of Prop. 25 -- but that still doesn't fix California's money problems.

The election's impact on our recovery

Nov 3, 2010
President Obama pledged to work with Republicans after they seized control of the House, riding to victory on a vow to control spending. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Bob Moon about how Republicans plan to rein in spending,…

What a divided Congress means for the Fed

Nov 3, 2010
Now that the elections are over, it's time to take a look at what the new government will mean for the country's future. Most at stake? The economy. So how will the new Republican-led House affect the Fed's moves? Stacey…
U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) speaks a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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What the GOP has to do to enforce change

Nov 3, 2010
Having won control of the House of Representatives, Republicans are making claims that they will work to repeal President Obama's health care and financial reform laws. But they haven't gotten specific as to how they plan to do it. Nancy…