Marketplace for Friday, April 27, 2012

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Host Kai Ryssdal talks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the country's economic recovery, the European debt crisis, the legacy of his tenure in the White House and more. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is targeting for-profit schools that falsely market to veterans. Commentator Rex Huppke offers up a few solutions to drive down gas prices. And we meet a rickshaw driver in India and hear how globalization has changed his work.
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Small talk: Walmart.com takes cash, 'Ciri' is in your TV

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Paying for cash at Walmart.com, when you accidentally fire your entire company, and an Apple knock-off TV has Ciri in it.
Posted In: Walmart, apple tv, job
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'We need to pretend we're not interested in gas'

Commentator Rex Huppke says if we all act like gas is passé, we can concentrate on more important things -- like jet packs.
Posted In: gas prices, jetpack, gas
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Obama administration wants to trademark GI Bill

It's part of an administration effort to crack down on deceptive marketing practices by educational institutions that target veterans for their federal education benefits.
Posted In: GI Bill, veterans, military
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Timothy Geithner: The economy is still 'healing'

The U.S. Treasury Secretary talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the slow but improved growth in the economy, pressures from Europe, and how he views his own legacy in office.
Posted In: Timothy Geithner
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For India's rickshaw drivers, English pays off

Meet an entrepreneurial rickshaw driver in India who really knows how to talk to tourists.
Posted In: India
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Weekly Wrap: U.S. GDP and immunity from a Europe crisis

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Analysis of Treasury Secretary Geithner's Marketplace interview, the latest GDP numbers and continued European woes.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

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