Marketplace for Thursday, March 15, 2012

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In the final stretch of the campaign, Rick Santorum will be strongly challenged by Mitt Romney's organizational scheme. Young adults are moving back with their parents, providing happiness and financial benefits for all. As Greece roles out its new austerity plan, we take a look at Ireland for some possible lessons. Diane von Furstenberg is designing for Baby Gap, another example of the marriage between high-end designer and kids' clothing. And actor Wendell Pierce from "The Wire" talks about opening grocery stores in some of the most underserved communities in New Orleans.
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Italian mayor bans death

Giulio Cesare Fava has forbidden his residents to die, "because the cemetery is running out of room."
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'Boomerang Kids' are helping out financially

Forty percent of 18- to 24-year-olds live at home. It makes financial sense, and most kids and their parents don’t even mind.
Posted In: Millennial Generation
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Breaking down the price of gas

Not all gas prices are created equal, especially in the U.S.
Posted In: gas prices
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New York latest state to cut pension benefits

New York legislators approve state employee pension cuts by $80 billion over 30 years. Now 44 states have cut benefits to close budget gaps.
Posted In: pensions, New York
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Wendell Pierce on bringing grocery stores back to New Orleans

The actor from shows like "The Wire" and "Treme" is opening a chain of grocery stores in his hometown of New Orleans, a place he says has been underserved by American industry.
Posted In: Wendell Pierce, New Orleans
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In Illinois, Santorum battles for voters -- and money

A lack of campaign cash could cost the presidential candidate in Illinois' primary next week.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, 2012 campaign, 2012 election, campaign spending
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No riots, but Ireland feels the pain of austerity

Ireland is tackling its debt crisis with a harsh program of austerity measures. The Irish are not rioting, as the Greeks did, but they are hurting.
Posted In: Ireland, Ireland bailout, European Union
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Commentator: Illegal immigration hurts the economy

San Diego resident Nancy Parker says the costs of undocumented immigration outweigh the benefits.
Posted In: Immigration, undocumented, illegal immigration
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Gap turns to big name designer for small customers

Diane Von Furstenberg creates a collection for GapKids in a move to build its brand among shoppers in training.
Posted In: Retail, Gap, fashion

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