Marketplace for April 21, 2011

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Marketplace for April 21, 2011

How baseball is reflecting the U.S. economy

Sports editor Dave Zirin talks about Major League Baseball's decision to take over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and how all of baseball has become a reflection of the downturn of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Sports

Marketplace presents: Morgan Spurlock on product placement advertising

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock discusses his new documentary, "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," and why he decided to make a sponsored film about the world of product placement.

Health insurance reminder for college students

The Obama administration urges colleges to remind students they qualify for coverage under their parents' health insurance, to get them accustomed to having insurance before the health care law mandates it for everyone.
Posted In: Health

Manufacturing powers economic, stock market gains

Strong corporate profits show that industrial output is a bright spot for the U.S. economy, as global demand and a weak dollar drive sales.
Posted In: Economy

Are French fries a victim of the economy?

Sales of frozen fries to restaurants are down.
Posted In: Food

Biotech firm looks to clean oil out of laundry detergent

The BP spill anniversary reminds us that oil is ubiquitous. Replacing it isn't so easy, but some industries are coming up with alternatives.

Reflections from a New Orleanian

The BP oil spill changed the lives of many folks along the Gulf Coast. But the resilient culture remains.

Music from this show

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The Strokes
Baseball Theme
Vince Guaraldi Trio
The Man Who Sold The World (MTV Unplugged)

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