Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 16, 2012

Apple's latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren't stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish and re-sell in other parts of the world. In Arizona, a new line on the state's tax return asks people how much shopping they've done out-of-state. And what is the importance of the female vote in this election cycle?

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Elections
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama say they're going to pay attention to women voters in this election.
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Economy
Turns out, the one place where women make more than men is in the personal service industry -- which includes shoe-shining.
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Tech
Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market. Here, customers buy the iPad 2 on March 25, 2011.
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Economy

Crude oil prices on the rise

Oil rigs extract petroleum in Culver City, California. If the U.S. falls in production, Iran is ready to export more crude oil.
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Economy
The way that economists measure inflation differs a bit from how Americans (and their shopping carts) are really affected by rising food and gas prices.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.