Marketplace for March 30, 2011

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Marketplace for March 30, 2011

ls the Federal Reserve doing too little?

The New York Times' David Leonhardt discusses the tough choices the Federal Reserve faces regarding inflation and jobs, and why it isn't more worried about unemployment.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Dove gives women something new to worry about

Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless rolls into stores this week. It promises not only to make women's underarms smell good, but look good. With deodorant sales pretty much maxed out, Dove's parent company, Unilever, is looking for a new problems to solve. Could ugly armpits be the next big market?

Letters: Dutch farmers program, death of the Industrial Age

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about a story involving a program that brought Dutch farmers to Iowa and an interview with author Seth Godin where he said the Industrial Age is dying.

Banks cry poor; their profits beg to differ

JPMorgan Chase's CEO warns that financial regulation makes U.S. banks uncompetitive. Yet their profits have returned to pre-crisis levels.
Posted In: Banks

Auto disruptions from Japan quake spread

Beyond car production curbs, Toyota tells American dealers limit orders of replacement parts, potentially lengthening repair times for existing cars.
Posted In: Auto

Obama wants to cut oil imports by a third by 2025

The president says more oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy, clean coal, increased efficiency and biofuels should get us there. But we could still end up stalled on the road.
Posted In: Oil

Higher math: A college's tuition is only the sticker price

College tuition keeps rising, but the average amount students pay is actually falling, as colleges compete for them with financial aid.
Posted In: Education

Oil's role in the Libyan conflict

NATO officially takes command over military operations in Libya. The conflict has pushed oil prices higher.

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Soul Education
In Your Deck
Big In Japan
Whims Of Chambers
Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen Rodney Whitaker
Falcon Jab
Delicious Tears
Antn Hrkwk

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