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Mar 16, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 16, 2012

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Apple's latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren't stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish…

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Consuming white rice linked to risk of diabetes

Mar 16, 2012
Publishing in the British Medical Journal, researchers looked at four studies covering 350,000 people in Asia and the West.

Consumer Price Index bumps up, gas prices to blame

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer prices rose by the most in 10 months in February, and rising gas prices were to blame for most of that change.

PODCAST: Crude oil and consumer prices rise, one job where women make more

Mar 16, 2012
Apple's latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren't stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish…
Turns out, the one place where women make more than men is in the personal service industry -- which includes shoe-shining.
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Apple wants to buy your old iPad

Mar 16, 2012
Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market.

On tax forms, Arizonans must report out-of-state purchases

Mar 16, 2012
A new line on Arizona's tax return is asking people how much shopping they've done out of state. The idea was to recoup millions in lost revenue from online retailers.

Lines for newest Apple product smaller than normal

Mar 16, 2012
The somewhat highly anticipated new iPad model goes on sale today in stores around the U.S. But will it sell as quickly as previous editions?

Crude oil prices on the rise

Mar 16, 2012
After rumors that the U.S. and U.K. might release crude oil stock prices were found untrue -- at least for now -- prices are climbing back up.

How higher prices hit American consumers

Mar 16, 2012
Consumer Prices are one place where the economy comes down to earth and hits us square in the wallet -- and that's what happened in February according to the Consumer Price Index.

The importance of the female vote

Mar 16, 2012
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama say they're going to pay attention to women voters in this election. What are the economic issues that might stand the chance of winning this significant number of voters?

Is the era of the business card over?

Mar 16, 2012
Some experts claim that in a Web-savvy world, business cards are a thing of the past. We dug up one career consultant (no business card needed) to find out if they really are obsolete.

As inflation rises this year, should we be worried?

Mar 16, 2012
The Consumer Price Index is out this morning. With higher consumer prices comes rising inflation, but how big of a threat is that to the average American's way of life?

Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.

What's missing from 'The Hunger Games' ads

Mar 16, 2012
The Lionsgate studio spent $45 million on just the marketing for the forthcoming film 'The Hunger Games.' But despite all that promotion money, something's missing.

Freshman GOP congressman backs surtax on rich

Mar 16, 2012
Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas says we can't get a deficit agreement without tax hikes. Could this be another crack in Grover Norquist’s tax pledge never to raise taxes?

Apple’s latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren’t stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish and re-sell in other parts of the world. In Arizona, a new line on the state’s tax return asks people how much shopping they’ve done out-of-state. And what is the importance of the female vote in this election cycle?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC