Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner thinks he has a solution for an education problem in China. Also in China, today is the country's annual tomb-sweeping holiday, where people sweep the tombs of their ancestors. But some are paying others to do the deed. Britain is looking into measuring happiness as a part of social well-being.

Airfares continue to rise -- is there anything consumers can do about it? Paul Ryan reveals the GOP's 2012 budget proposal. As the end of the 2011 fiscal year edges near though, federal workers are preparing to be out of a job. And New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discussed the rebalancing of NASDAQ. Here are the songs we played:

  • I ain't Jivin, I'm Jammin - Leon Huff, Jr.Buy
  • Dress Up in You - Belle & SebastianBuy
  • Selling Records - PregnantBuy
  • Mash's Revenge - J DillaBuy
  • Fixed Income - DJ ShadowBuy