Marketplace for Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Sweet take on video game scores

Berklee College of Music's Michael Sweet talks with Kai Rysddal about creating scores for video games and how the market for composers is changing.
Posted In: Entertainment

Social Security in trouble over long lives

The federal budget deficit for the month of February was almost $221 billion. There are wars to pay for and bailouts, but commentator Todd Buchholz says we ought to be paying attention to Social Security too.

A lack of plus-size professional clothing

Fashion magazines like Marie Claire and Glamour are hiring plus-size columnists and putting models who break the stick-figure mold on their covers in bathing suits. But professional women say they've been left behind. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Retail

New tarmac rule may cost passengers

A new rule from the Department of Transportation that goes into effect next month would slap airlines with huge fines if they keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours without giving them a chance to get off. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Is Carlos Slim good for Mexico?

Forbes Magazine has named Mexican businessman Carlos Slim the world's richest man, worth some $53 billion. It's the first time in almost two decades a billionaire outside the U.S. has topped the list. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Mexico

A conflict with Obama's trade pledge

President Obama has promised to double our exports through tough enforcement of trade agreements, and is calling for a new agency to help sell more goods and services overseas. John Dimsdale reports that may undermine his goal of cutting greenhouse gas pollution.
Posted In: Investing

What's next after K.C. school closures?

Faced with a deficit and troubled school system, Kansas City's Board of Education voted to close 28 out of 61 schools. Barbara Shelley, columnist for the Kansas City Star, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what led to the decision and its impact.
Posted In: Education

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Glory Days
Bruce Springsteen
Dragonfly Pie
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
Jack & Diane (Album Version)
John Mellencamp

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