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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College is key to success

But commentator Robert Reich says access to college is being squeezed at a time the country needs it the most.
Posted In: Education, college tuition

Does the president actually influence the economy?

Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
Posted In: president

Setting the stakes for Greece's bailout

The deadline for Greece's bailout is tomorrow. But if bondholders still hold out, more delays are on the horizon and the possibility of a Greek default remains.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis

Got an iPad 2 for sale?

Apple announces its new iPad. Here's what to do with the old one.
Posted In: apple, iPad 2, iPad

Want $2.50 a gallon gas? Try $187 billion in subsidies

The Atlantic magazine does the math to see if Newt Gingrich's $2.50-a-gallon gas proposal is possible.
Posted In: gas prices

Interview: Witness at Fukushima Daiichi

American nuclear worker Carl Pillitteri relives the earthquake and tsunami that precipitated the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where he was on site to see the destruction.
Posted In: Fukushima, earthquake, nuclear energy, interview, Japan

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Sign Of The Times
They Want Real
D-Tension
The Set-Up
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