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Marketplace for March 25, 2011

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Marketplace for March 25, 2011

Money through the ages: The 50s

Marketplace Money collaborates with The New York Times to show the changing perception of money as we age. Here, money to a 55-year-old.

Culinary school, at a cheaper price

A culinary arts degree can be expensive and leave future chefs with a mound of debt. But one chef in Los Angeles came up with a new solution.
Posted In: Food

Wal-Mart faces major class action employee discrimination suit

The suit was filed on behalf of 1.5 million current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, saying the company had a pattern of discrimination in pay raises and promotions.
Posted In: Law

Weekly Wrap: The auto industry in Japan, the outlook on housing

Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Felix Salmon from Reuters help review the week in Wall Street. This week: the auto industry affected by Japan, Portugal's debt and the plunge in home sales.
Posted In: Wall Street

GE scores big profits, but a small U.S. tax bill

From light bulbs to jet engines, General Electric is a symbol of a profitable American business. Why then doesn't it pay corporate tax?
Posted In: Taxes

Syrian troops fire on protesters

U.S. foreign aid doesn't go to Syria, but does to Egypt. Egypt responded to protests peacefully, Syria hasn't, and the U.S. foreign aid could have something to do with it.

Small talk: Frito-Lay goes natural, robbing a store with your mom

Presenting news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: smaller napkins, Frito-Lay goes natural, and robbing a store with your mom.

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The Wild Bunch
Guru Dawn
Point Blank (Instrumental)
Sign Of The Times
Through The Wind (Instrumental)
Nicolay & Kay
Staple It Together
Jack Johnson