Marketplace for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Corning to laid-off workers: Come back!

Specialty glassmaker Corning is asking some of its laid-off workers to come back to help it keep up with rising demand for its products. Is this a sign of things to come? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Zipcar moves into D.C.'s public sector

Zipcar members across the country can rent a car for a few hours when needed. Now the car-sharing company is offering its services to municipalities, and Washington, D.C., is the first to take it for a spin. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Auto

New food-growth product a bit hairy

A Florida company has developed an all-natural product that it says could revolutionize how food is grown in the U.S. It's called Smart Grow, but it might be a tough sell. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Food, Science

Technology's role in swine flu outbreak

Technology has changed since our last major outbreak of the avian flu. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dr. David Abramson of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness about how technology is affecting how we get information about the swine flu.
Posted In: Science

Publicly funded research for a price

Publicly funded research doesn't seem so public when the public has to pay to read the results in a journal. A proposed law would help publishing companies preserve their business models, but it would limit public access to the research. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Education

Sleep aid sales up, but do they work?

Sales of over-the-counter sleep aids like Advil PM are up as more people toss and turn over the economy. But are these medications really effective? Joel Rose reports.

Lean times for savers likely to continue

Rates of interest on savings accounts have fallen along with the federal funds rate. As Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, savers are likely to face more lean times.
Posted In: Savings

What stress tests mean for banks, us

As big banks get results from their stress tests, some say Bank of America and Citigroup may need to raise billions in capital to keep running. What do the results mean for the banks and public? Jeremy Hobson reports.

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