Sep 8, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Reich: Corporate tax cuts not the answer

Sep 8, 2010
Commentator Robert Reich believes that President Obama's proposed tax cuts come from the false belief that a key to economic growth is lowering the cost of capital.

What BP says (and doesn't say) in its report

Sep 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Eve Troeh about the internal report BP released after its own investigation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Income gap widening rapidly

Sep 8, 2010
The Obama Administration and Republicans are dueling over whether to end Bush-era income-tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, those households earning over $250,000 a year. Marketplace's senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains the numbers showing that the richest Americans have recently gotten much richer

Googling and Facebooking to a job

Sep 8, 2010
Social media more often seems to be a way to get kicked out of a job -- unseemly photos, an off-color post -- but some job-seekers are using it to land their dream jobs.

Google Instant: Save seconds per search

Sep 8, 2010
Google realized people type much slower than they read, so they created Google Instant. Using information collected on you, Google Instant shows results -- as you search -- instantly.
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Minding your p's and q's with your laptop

Sep 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Clifford Nass, author of "The Man Who Lied to His Laptop," about people's surprisingly human interactions with technology.

"Green" beauty products are in demand

Sep 8, 2010
Beauty is pain -- and sometimes harsh chemicals. But more beauty products in the market are coming out with "green" and "eco-friendly" formulas -- although how green they are depends how the company defines those words.