Marketplace for March 18, 2011

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Marketplace for March 18, 2011

The economics of Bahrain's Sunni-Shiite divide

University of Vermont professor Gregory Gause discusses how the Sunni-Shiite split is feeding into economic and political unrest in Bahrain.

Weekly Wrap: The aftermath of the Japan quake

Discussing the week in Wall Street with Lizzie O'Leary from Bloomberg News and John Carney from CNBC.
Posted In: Wall Street

Microsoft nails big spammer

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit helps take down one of the biggest email spammers in cyberspace -- at least for now.

World's big economies act to tame Japan's yen

In its first joint action on a currency in over a decade, the Group of Seven nations sold yen to halt its rise and help spur Japanese exports.

Cities take aim at couch surfers

Short-term housing rentals are the latest cottage industry coming on to tax collectors' radar screens.
Posted In: Housing, Taxes

A long road ahead for Japanese taxi company

The cabbies and owner of Smile Smile Taxi in Sendai try to fight through tears as they rebuild the business.

Manufacturers scramble to cover parts shortages

Japan's crisis prompts General Motors to close U.S. plant and divert auto parts to others. Companies improvise to cope with disrupted supplies.
Posted In: Auto

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Bustan Abraham
So Begins Our Alabee
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