Marketplace for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A self-sustaining economic expansion

Consumer confidence is up, and the upcoming jobs report is expected to be the most positive in many months. But the housing picture is still mixed, so are we on the recovery expressway? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

A history lesson in health care reform

President Obama signed legislation to put the finishing touches on overhauling U.S. health care. The health reform effort is almost exactly 100 years old. Gregory Warner takes a look back.
Posted In: Health

Letters: Offices, doctors, Juarez, ads

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving virtual offices, a doctor shortage, the challenges facing Juarez, Mexico, and advertising to single women.

Unlikely duo teams up for kosher, halal

As the second night of Passover approaches, Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on two meat distributors -- one Jewish, the other Muslim -- who have struck up a unique friendship to provide products to their customers that seek to redefine kosher and halal.
Posted In: Food

Gov't gridlock leads to biz paralysis

Congress just had a bruising fight over health care reform and plenty of other legislation is moving slowly or not at all. Commentator Carl Yankowski says that's making it hard for business.

Insurer vote hits climate activism hard

In a surprising vote, a majority of the country's insurance commissioners decided to let insurers keep private their reporting on how climate change might affect them. Sarah Gardner reports.

A good sign in excess shipping cargo

Shipping lines from South Korea's largest port can't keep up with the amount of cargo places like the U.S. and Europe are demanding. But there may be more to the story. Alisa Roth reports.

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