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Volkswagen releases the Bulli van concept vehicle

Mar 1, 2011
The 81st Gevena International Motor Show kicks off this week, and motorheads are already buzzing about big news from Volkswagen. The New York Tim...
Posted In: Auto, Bulli, bus, Volkswagen
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Why home ownership is U.S. obsession

Mar 26, 2009
Kai Ryssdal speaks with Columbia Professor Edmund Phelps about the reason why so many Americans want to own their own homes.
Posted In: Housing
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Taxing the Street

Nov 25, 2009
Perhaps you heard on the Marketplace Morning report this proposal to tax Wall Street transactions. The revenues would go toward deficit reduction...
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The Future

Mar 30, 2010
I have news, dear reader. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Scratch Pad blog and my last day at Marketplace....
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How H-1B workers affect U.S. jobs

Apr 1, 2009
There's been severe political backlash this year against highly-skilled foreign workers due in part to legislation surrounding the financial crisis. Renita Jablonski talks to Professor Robert Kennedy, who covers globalization in his new book.
Posted In: Jobs
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Loan not good idea for U.S. car makers

Oct 30, 2008
There's talk of a loan to GM and Chrysler to assist with a merger. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow U.S. auto makers should avoid a government loan and just declare bankruptcy.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions
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When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...
Posted In: conventional food, farming, Food, GMOS, organics, pesticides, population, prices, sustainability
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Why are oil prices dropping?

Oct 16, 2008
The price of oil this morning is $72 a barrel -- half of what it was three months ago. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into some factors influencing oil markets, including the disappearance of some speculators.
Posted In: Oil
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What's your opinion on the bailout?

Sep 19, 2008
We've been hearing a lot from the bureaucrats, politicians and pundits about the U.S. government's plan to restore confidence in the financial...
Posted In: bailout, credit crunch, mortgage meltdown
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What's your opinion on the bailout?

Sep 19, 2008
We've been hearing a lot from the bureaucrats, politicians and pundits about the U.S. government's plan to restore confidence in the financial...
Posted In: bailout, credit crunch, mortgage meltdown

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