Marketplace for Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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It's been about a year since an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant. We hear from an American engineer who was inside the plant and lived to tell about that day. Apple made its big announcement on the new iPad today, but what will happen to the old ones that users discard? Commentator Robert Reich says a college education is still key to a brighter future, even as it becomes harder to come by. And Freakonomics Radio takes a look at the power of the president.
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