PODCAST: Japan's bond buy, Newark school ties

Newly appointed Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during his first regular press conference at the bank's headquarters in Tokyo on April 4, 2013.

Mark Zuckerberg's money lays path for change in Newark schools: Most of the $100 million donation has been spent on brokering a new teachers contract that creates performance-based pay and opening new schools.

Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem: Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.

Dementia is the highest cost disease and is growing: A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.

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Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace, based in New York.

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