Marketplace for Friday, April 2, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, April 2, 2010

Personal bankruptcy filings increase

More people are filing for bankruptcy than any time since the recession began. And some filers are deciding to walk away from their deeply underwater homes through bankruptcy. Kai Ryssdal talks to reporter Mitchell Hartman about what's behind the increase.
Posted In: Economy

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and CEO pay

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about the latest jobs report and what's going on with CEO compensation.
Posted In: Wall Street

Malls prepare for iPad debut

Malls are preparing for a big weekend, but the crowds won't be coming for the Easter holiday -- they're coming for the new Apple iPad. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail, Science

Egg sellers are celebrating this Easter

So far, Easter looks like it'll bring in slightly more money for retailers than it did last year. Shoppers are snatching up all kinds of candies and food, including eggs. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Steel spat may push up product prices

Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about how a battle between steel makers and iron ore producers may affect consumer product prices.

Local, state tax revenues on the rise

State and local tax revenues have increased for the first time in more than a year, according to the Census Bureau. But what does that mean for local economies and will it continue? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Taxes

What's driving job creation?

The government reported that 162,000 new jobs were created in March, the biggest monthly increase in three years. But will the numbers continue to grow? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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Everything's Not Lost (Includes Hidden Track 'Life Is For Living')
Roof Rack
Eyes On The Prize
Mavis Staples
What's Crazy (Instrumental)

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