Marketplace for Friday, March 23, 2012

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Starting Monday, all eyes will be on the Supreme Courts as it holds a three-day hearing on the Affordable Care Act -- and the event is the hottest ticket in town. Could Bank of America's plan to turn homeowners facing foreclosure into renters become an industry-wide model in which everybody wins? We explore why Nigeria is a hotbed for credit card scams. And, as the new season of "Mad Men" premieres, we look at how much the characters are like current ad men.  

Letters: Chinese factories, diaper debate

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: The bigger picture in the Mike Daisey story, the great American diaper debate and talking to President Obama.
Posted In: letters

World Bank presidential nominee as 'Dartmouth Idol'

Check out Jim Yong Kim, whom President Obama today nominated to head the World Bank, in this rap performance.
Posted In: Jim Yong Kim

Where'd Nigeria get so many princes anyway?

The U.S. Department of Justice takes AT&T to court over yet another Nigerian scam.
Posted In: Nigeria, scams

Weekly Wrap: Jon Corzine, World Bank nomination

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The new memo that reveals Jon Corzine apparently authorized the transfer of customer funds, and the new World Bank nomination.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor

Everyone's lining up for the Supreme Court health care hearing

The court's grounds will be clogged with a colorful mix of characters: activists, lawyers, journalists and oh, tourists.
Posted In: health care, Supreme Court, Washington D.C., tourism

Madison Avenue’s new advertising lords

“Mad Men” returns for a fifth season Sunday. But who are the Don Drapers in today’s advertising industry and how has Madison Avenue changed?
Posted In: advertising, madison avenue, Mad Men

Bank of America throws homeowners new lifeline

Bank of America starts a foreclosure-prevention program that lets borrowers give up ownership of their home but stay on rent-paying tenants.
Posted In: Housing, Bank of America, foreclosure, underwater mortgage

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