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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "White House Diary," whether he is partly to blame for the state of the economy because he started a drive for deregulation, his appointment of Paul Volcker to Federal Reserve Chairman, and his push for health care reform.
Marketplace commentator David Frum says aside from the conservative characters that haven't put the best face on the GOP, Frum says he'll be voting a straight Republican ticket this election.
Toilet paper's been the same for about, oh, a hundred years or so. But the makers of Scott tissue say they have a game changer for the $9 billion industry. And they say it's a planet-saver, too. Eve Troeh reports. Plus, view a slideshow that recounts the history of TP.
Myspace has been losing members to Facebook since its heyday back in 2004. So the website is changing courses: Myspace announced that it will move from being a social networking website to a "social entertainment" website.
Businesses big and small are still trying to figure out a way to dig themselves out of a hole. Some are choosing to lower prices, in hopes of luring customers into stores, but a new study shows that this might not be the best strategy. Alisa Roth reports.
The Fed is expected to announce soon its plans for continuing to fix the U.S. economy. Will it push another $1.5 trillion? Experts say this may not be the best idea, and John Dimsdale explains why.
Marketplace for Wednesday, October 27, 2010