Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Today the National Rifle Association releases its proposal for placing armed guards in all public schools. The unemployment rate in the 17 countries that use the euro has hit a new high -- 12 percent. And as New York City Michael Bloomberg serves his final year in office, we take a look at whether his personal wealth has protected him from political interest groups.
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