Marketplace for March 23, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for March 23, 2011

Letters: Japan's nuclear crisis, the New York Times paywall

Going over listener responses to past broadcasts. This week: Whether or not people will pay for the new New York Times online paywall, the possible similarities between Bahrain and the U.S., and the nuclear situation in Japan.

Detroit's stunning population loss means new budget concerns

The Motor City lost a quarter of its residents last decade. Detroit's mayor is now scrambling to keep federal and state dollars tied to population from disappearing, too.

Fall in home sales dampens spring buying outlook

New home sales in February took their biggest fall in 50 years. The price gap between new and existing homes has widened due to foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing

Program to lure Dutch dairy farmers to U.S. turns sour

Iowa was among several Midwest states to entice dairy farmers to relocate from the Netherlands. But more than a quarter of those operations have failed.
Posted In: Agriculture

Getting serious about regulation

Many regulatory agencies are facing severe budget cuts. But tighter budgets could undermine regulations.

EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.
Posted In: Environment, Science

Discontent in Yemen rises, with post-oil future unclear

A failing economy and protests against the president have placed Yemen in a state of unrest.

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As The World Turns
Oddisee
An Apology
Future Islands
Moonshine
Matlock
My Only Swerving
El Ten Eleven
Get Better John
Mux Mool
P.S.
Film School