Marketplace for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Buying green, but not for the planet

Sometimes the real reason people buy green is not always Mother Earth, and the marketing for those products is starting to reflect that. Andrea Gardner reports.

A change in priorities for Chile's Pinera

Chile's President-elect Sebastian Pinera will soon take office in the aftermath of its huge earthquake. Professor Sebastian Edwards talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the quake has changed Pinera's platform of job creation and economic growth.

U.S. public education needs a bailout

Soon the Obama administration is expected to announce billions in extra federal funds for under-performing public schools. Commentator Robert Reich says the administration needs to do a lot more.

Germany says 'nein' to rescuing Greece

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says in the future eurozone countries would be able to act like the IMF when member states get into difficulty. But his remarks may not go over well in Germany. Stephen Beard reports.

Antitrust issues put heat on Monsanto

The U.S. Justice and Agriculture departments are holding a workshop on agricultural antitrust issues, and it appears investigations of seed maker Monsanto are widening. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

What Senate reform bill may leave out

The House passed its reform bill in December, but the Senate's version has been delayed for several weeks as senators haggle over what may or may not be in it. John Dimsdale reports.

Standardization may boost publishers

A group of state governors and education officials have announced a proposal for new common K-12 academic standards. The move could be a boon for the publishing industry. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

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Digging in the Dirt
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In Case The World Changes Its Mind
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Yeah Your're Right
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