Marketplace for April 12, 2011

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Marketplace for April 12, 2011

The economic and emotional reasons to have more kids

Bryan Caplan, author of "Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids," explains how parenting can be easier and more fun than you think.
Posted In: Books

A changing world and a changing World Bank

World Bank President Robert Zoellick discusses the international financial institution's new agenda to "lean forward" amid the revolution occurring in the Middle East.

Cuts on farm subsidies could be major for European agriculture

European farmers rely greatly on government subsidies, but some EU countries are looking to get that help decreased.
Posted In: Agriculture

Companies raise money at a blistering pace

Companies raised $12 billion in share issues, plus billions more bonds, in the first three months of 2011. Will their riches bring more U.S. jobs?
Posted In: Economy

George Soros: What if the world isn't worth saving?

In historic Bretton Woods, N.H., the world's financial rock stars gathered once again to save the world. Only this time, they wonder if it's all worth it.

Natural gas might not be what it's fracked up to be

A study out this week says the carbon footprint of clean-burning natural gas is bigger than coal's because extracting gas releases methane.

Budget filled with sleight-of-hand accounting

This year's $38.5 billion budget contains some cuts that were easy to make: earmarks that were never wanted and never funded.

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