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Marketplace for Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, January 7, 2010

A push for Latinos to pursue education

Latinos are the fastest-growing part of the U.S. population. But Latino students are the least likely to get college degrees, so they're getting special attention. Emily Hanford reports.
Posted In: Education

What's hot at the electronics show?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas. Kevin Pereira from G4's "Attack of the Show" talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's getting the biggest buzz at the CES.
Posted In: Science

Chicago School of economics post-crisis

Writer John Cassidy talks with Kai Ryssdal about the article he wrote for The New Yorker, which discusses the decline and fall of the Chicago School of economics after the financial crisis.
Posted In: Economy

Why is everyone so sweet on chocolate?

Various companies have been trying to buy candy maker Cadbury. Now, Cadbury board members are reportedly in talks with Hershey. Why so much fuss over chocolate? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Why apartment vacancies are rising

Apartment vacancies in the U.S. rose to 8% last quarter. But with so many people losing their homes, you'd assume folks would be moving into apartments. Where's the disconnect? Jeff Tyler reports.

EPA proposes stronger smog standards

The EPA is proposing tougher limits for the nation's most persistent air pollutant -- smog. And it's no longer just the urban corridors that will have to clean up. Sam Eaton reports.

Signs of economy improving in retail?

Big retail chains have been reporting how their stores did in December, and the overall numbers have been better than expected. Does that mean the overall economy is improving? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Retail

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