Marketplace for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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The Apple assembly line has been shrouded in secrecy -- until now. China correspondent Rob Schmitz brings a rare glimpse inside a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. Meanwhile, the U.S. has filed an antitrust suit against Apple and some publishers over e-book pricing. Europe's stock markets made up some lost ground today, but yesterday's turmoil reminded investors that the eurozone debt crisis hasn't gone away. Kai Ryssdal talks to a roundtable of small business owners about the Buffett Rule. And director Mike Nichols discusses his Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman."  

The people behind your iPad: The workers

What's life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.
Posted In: China, apple, Foxconn, iPad, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Faulty background checks hurt job hunters

The National Consumer Law Center says it's the wild west for background-screening report companies that provide shoddy reports.
Posted In: background check, Jobs

Director Mike Nichols on reviving 'Death of a Salesman'

"Death of a Salesman" is back on Broadway, this time starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Director Mike Nichols talks about the iconic play's economic resonance today.
Posted In: Play, Death of a Salesman, Mike Nichols, broadway

European debt crisis hasn't gone away

Recent turmoil in global markets is partly due to worries over Europe's debt crisis. Elections scheduled in France and Greece add to the uncertainty.
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

Apple, five publishers sued over e-book pricing

Federal and state prosecutors alleged Apple and five big publishers conspired to raise e-book prices to wage battle against Amazon.
Posted In: apple, Amazon, e-books

Learn to be a day trader for just $40

A daily deal website offers a two-hour course to learn the mysteries of the markets.
Posted In: living social, traders

Small business owners on the Buffett Rule

Two small business owners discuss how the proposed Buffett Rule might impact them, if at all.
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Son Of Neckbone
The Beastie Boys
Faithful (Instrumental)
Lotus Flower Monks (Instrumental)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beats Crew

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