Marketplace for Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Kai Ryssdal reviews listeners' comments on Sunday alcohol sales, national service programs, and our April Fool's joke that just keeps going.
Posted In: Education, Retail
A growing chunk of college costs is the price of textbooks, on which the typical undergraduate spends $900 a year. So a group of college professors is calling for low-priced and free texts online. Congress is getting involved, too. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy
Inflation on wholesale goods jumped 1.1.% in March, more than double the forecast. So-called "core" prices, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. That core price, though, doesn't mean much to businesses struggling to keep from passing soaring costs onto consumers. Sarah Gardner reports.