Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Looking at the future optimistically

Mark Stevenson, the author of "An Optimist's Tour of the Future," discusses how to remain positive about what's ahead.
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Chemistry that's less toxic, and profitable too

"Green chemistry" was introduced more than two decades ago, but now one of its founders is trying to prove its profitability along with its usefulness.
Posted In: Science
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Don't show me the money, some in Missouri say

Federal stimulus money would make up for state education cuts, but some legislators want to give it back and deal with the budget cuts now, not later.
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What NPR chief's resignation means for public broadcast funding

In the wake of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller's resignation, Steve Behrens, editor of The Current, examines the future of funding for public radio stations and productions.
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Have micro credits reached the end of the line?

Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize for getting microfinance off the ground and into the mainstream. But after Yunus was fired due to Bangladesh's mandatory retirement age, many question the future of micro-credit loans.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing
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Muni bonds could hit an 11-year low

New data from Thompson Reuters today shows municipal bond issuance is headed for the worst quarter in 11 years. Richard DeKaser, an analyst with the Parthenon Group, explains how increasing rates and the end of the Build America Bonds program have affected the market.
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Mortgage applications hit three month high

The good news from the Mortgage Bankers Association comes just ahead of a Senate hearing on the state of the housing market.
Posted In: Housing
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Cocoa prices near record high

Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gdagbo has effectively nationalized the country's cocoa farms -- something chocolate lovers should be worried about.
Posted In: Food, Retail
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U.K. wants to deposit Libyan oil money in escrow

Despite a global freeze on Muammar Gaddafi's assets, analysts believe Libya is making at least $150 million a week in oil profits. The U.K. says it has a solution to benefit the Libyan people.
Posted In: Oil
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Sprint, T-Mobile resume merger discussions

Stock prices jumped yesterday on the announcement that Sprint and T-Mobile resumed discussions of a merger. A merger of the two companies would combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless providers.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
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Congress to examine federal employee pay

Conservative think tanks say federal employees are overpaid in comparison to their private sector peers. The chief of the Office of Personnel Management, however, says such comparisons are often misleading.
Posted In: Jobs

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Dream Operator (2005 Remastered Album Version)
Talking Heads
Under Cover of Darkness
The Strokes
Gotta Be Something
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