Marketplace for Monday, March 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, March 29, 2010

Schools prep low-income kids for work

One way to get high schools students ready for college and work is to make "working" part of the curriculum. A network of two dozen Catholic high schools has been doing that for more than a decade. Laurie Stern reports.
Posted In: Education

Baseball cards take some big hits

Baseball cards used to be seen as promising investments, but not these days. Author Dave Jamieson talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Mint Condition," and the near death of baseball cards.
Posted In: Sports

Don't wait to buy that iPad

There are some products you should hold off on buying early because a cheaper version is always around the corner. But commentator Farhad Manjoo says even though Apple's iPad is untested, there's no reason to delay buying one.

Inc. Magazine's case for virtual offices

The latest issue of Inc. Magazine was created from its employees' homes. The magazine's editor, Jane Berentson, talks with Kai Ryssdal about where the idea came from and whether it could work as a long-term strategy.
Posted In: Internet

Impact of China's Rio Tinto ruling on biz

A Chinese court has sentenced four Rio Tinto employees up to 14 years in prison for accepting bribes and stealing commercial secrets. Amy Scott reports on what the ruling means for multinationals doing business in China.
Posted In: Crime

Troubling signs in T-note rate increase

As the economy continues on the road to recovery, the rate on the 10-year T-note has gone from about 3.5% in February to almost 4% now. That means it's getting more expensive for the U.S. to borrow money. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Why the rise in household spending?

The Commerce Department announced a 0.3% rise in household spending last month. But household incomes remained flat. Sarah Gardner reports.

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