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Marketplace for Friday, March 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, March 5, 2010

L.A. tour shows a slice of gang life

Tourism is big business in Los Angeles. But what most people don't do is walk through L.A.'s grittier neighborhoods. One man's gang tour may change that. Caitlan Carroll reports.

The money behind making movies

Columnist Edward Jay Epstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about the economics of making movies and how films are financed.
Posted In: Books, Entertainment

Time for black colleges to join forces

Many states are facing budget cuts that jeopardize the future of historically black colleges. Commentator Dr. Ronald Mason, president of Jackson State University, says it's time to adapt or perish.

Weekly Wrap: Financial industry reform

Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether it matters if we have a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, and where the economy is with indicators all over the place.
Posted In: Wall Street

Grouse decision may hurt oil, gas, wind

Environmentalists want the greater sage grouse of the American West listed as endangered. Ranchers and energy developers don't. Sarah Gardner reports on the Interior Department's compromise of sorts.

Ways to recoup taxpayer bailout money

President Obama wants to slap a fee on some of the nation's biggest banks to recoup $99 billion in taxpayer bailout money. But the Congressional Budget Office warns the tax would ultimately hit consumers and investors. Bob Moon reports.

Signs of uncertainty in temp numbers

The Labor Department jobs report says 36,000 jobs were lost in February and the number of temporary workers has shot up for the fifth straight month. That usually means permanent hiring isn't far behind. Usually. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Let It Rock (featuring Lil Wayne)
Kevin Rudolf