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Marketplace for Monday, October 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, October 4, 2010

New ideas for better teachers and schools

Contrary to what you'd think, teacher development days don't help teachers that much. So, schools and school districts are employing new tactics to improve teachers and attract new talent to schools.
Posted In: Entertainment

Business in front of the Supreme Court

Kai Ryssdal talks to Slate's Supreme Court correspondent Dahlia Lithwick about the business-related cases for the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering this fall.
Posted In: Law

The big business of fertility

The 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine went to the scientist who developed in vitro fertilization. Marketplace's Steve Henn took a look at the multi-billion dollar industry the scientific discovery spawned.
Posted In: Health, Science

China offers to buy Greek bonds

China Premier Wen Jiabao told Greek lawmakers, during a week-long European tour, that China applauded Greece's handling of its debts crisis and said the country is interested in buying Greek government bonds. Why is China so open to helping Greece?
Posted In: Investing

Visa, Mastercard settlement means more flexibility for merchants

Visa and Mastercard reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, which will give merchants more freedom to influence customers through special offers and discounts to use certain cards.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law

Many companies cautious about spending

Companies know what it's like not to have cash, so for the past few quarters, they've been hoarding cash -- and they're unlikely to let go of it until there's more consumer demand.
Posted In: Wall Street

Architecture in 'a tumultuous age'

Kai Ryssdal talks to Blair Kamin, architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, about architecture in the post-9/11 world.

Music from this show

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Wanna Be Startin' Something (In The Style Of Michael Jackson) (Professional Backing Track)
Avid Professional Karaoke
Stay By Me
Annie Lennox
Elevator (made famous by Flo Rida feat. Timbaland)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
Life In Technicolor
Coldplay
Cissy Strut
The Meters