Marketplace for March 1, 2011

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Marketplace for March 1, 2011

Race in major league baseball

Author and history professor Rob Ruck talks about how race plays a big part of the business of major league baseball.
Posted In: Sports

Christian Dior fires John Galliano

After the designer's anti-Semitic comments, the question is whether the damage could spread from haute couture to more affordable licensed products.

Wisconsin targets public employees

Budget plan with $1 billion in cuts relies on restricting collective bargaining by some public unions.

The Medi-Medi problem

As in Medicare and Medicaid. Conflicts in the two government health care programs can drive up costs for states. But change could be on the way.
Posted In: Health

Foreign workers flee fighting in Libya

Tens of thousands of foreign workers are fleeing Libya as President Muammar Gaddafi's regime goes to war with those seeking his ouster.

Pittsburgh bank clings to free checking

Defying a trend, regional bank PNC Financial Services says it will keep free checking accounts -- but withdraw other perks for bank customers.
Posted In: Banks

HOV lanes create business opportunity for Jakarta's poor

Major roads in Jakarta are reserved for cars with three or more passengers. So professionals in the Indonesian city pay "jockeys" to ride along with them.
Posted In: Transportation

Music from this show

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Afro Surf
Shawn Lee'S Ping Pong Orchestra
Idiotental
Guz
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Tony Barnard, Adam Barnard, Peter Ind Bob Barnard
Selling Records
Pregnant

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