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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Keep an eye on Baltic Dry, not 401(k)

A lot of people look at different indices as leading indicators for our economy. But commentator Susan Lee says to get the best long-view global picture, take a look at the index that tracks the price of shipping dry bulk -- the Baltic Dry.

A chip that's good for your body

New technology and increased funding is allowing doctors to monitor their patients' health virtually through computer chips. But as technology revolutionizes the health care field, there are some kinks to be worked out. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Health

EPA wants facilities to report emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing a proposal requiring companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner explains how the proposal could affect facilities nationwide with Kai Ryssdal.

When will China emerge from crisis?

Kai Ryssdal speaks with China correspondent Scott Tong about how the Chinese are reacting to bailout plans and when the country can expect its economy to turn around.

Bigger ads: Big profits, big irritation?

The Online Publishers Association, which represents Web sites like ESPN and the New York Times, will create bigger ads as it tries to grab consumers and lure in more advertising dollars. But will the ads just irk consumers? Brendan Newnam reports.

Disagreement over teacher merit pay

President Obama is endorsing a plan to increase pay for high-performing teachers. But teachers' unions oppose the idea. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Bernanke calls for regulatory overhaul

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he wants to reform the bank regulatory system. Steve Henn reports on the ideas that Bernanke is proposing.

Is Citigroup really in better shape?

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit says the bank is having its best quarter since 2007 and is in better financial shape than its stock price suggests. But what about all those troubled assets it keeps marking down? Jeremy Hobson reports.

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Waved Out
So Much More
Supreme Beings of Leisure
Jack & Diane (Album Version)
John Mellencamp
Grazing In The Grass (Instrumental)
Willie Bobo