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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are Americans in favor of the so-called Buffett Rule currently being pushed by President Obama? Gallup's Frank Newport reveals the poll's latest results. Sony's new CEO pledges that the company will rise yet again. The Department of Education wants to count part-timers, transfers and returning students in official graduation rates. More than a year after the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s ruler, discontent is rising because of poverty and unemployment. Departing World Bank President Robert Zoellick looks back at his tenure. And China correspondent Rob Schmitz offers a rare look at the people behind your iPad -- this time, the bosses.

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The Obama administration has been arguing strongly this week for the Buffett Rule, which would raise taxes on those making $1 million a year or more. According to the latest Gallup polls, a majority of Americans are in favor of it.
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7:45am, Monday morning: A Foxconn assembly line leader on the iPad production line gives her workers their daily assignments.
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