Marketplace for Friday, March 2, 2012

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Attention AT&T users: It's the end of the line for truly unlimited data on your phone. Find out how that might impact you. And could you live without Google for a day? Reporter Jennifer Collins tried it out. We look at how some businesses are finding opportunities in the health care reform law. And one commentator tells us what the Jeremy Lin story is really all about -- here's a hint, it's not basketball.

Businesses find opportunities in health reform law

For all the talk by Republicans about the dangers of "Obamacare," there are some who view the law as good for business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, 2012 election, tennessee

Weekly Wrap: Geithner's op-ed

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Read into Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and the state of Wall Street.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

How many other Jeremy Lins are out there?

Commentator Kristina Wong says preconceived notions of who we should be keep budding potential unnoticed.
Posted In: Jeremy Lin, Asian-american

New Chinese gas estimate remixes global energy song

The huge shale gas deposit is a big deal for global energy markets.
Posted In: natural gas, China, fracking

Small talk: Quiet flying, NYC taxi lights, exam answers

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Virgin's Upper Class Dream Suite, New York taxis get new lights, and funny exam questions.
Posted In: Virgin Atlantic, New York City, taxis, exams

AT&T sets new limit on 'unlimited' data plans

Company "throttles" or slows down data for users who hit the limit. To get back up to speed, they'll have to pay for more data.
Posted In: AT&T, data, throttle

Giving up Google for a day

Our reporter attempts to avoid using the search engine, and finds its influence is almost everywhere.
Posted In: Google

Letters: Yelp's IPO, Monkees memories

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: noticing the price of groceries, gauging Yelp's share price, and remembering the Monkees' Davy Jones.
Posted In: letters

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