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Mar 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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South Sudan, which gained independence just a couple of years ago after a long and bloody civil war, will resume pumping oil to Sudan after a shutdown that has lasted more than a year. The President of New York University is facing a no confidence vote this week -- some faculty say he's acting more like the head of a corporation than a university. And the writers group, PEN, looks to reinvent itself for the digital age.

Segments From this episode

How much time do you spend traveling to work: Map

Mar 12, 2013
Mega-commuters spend hours each day getting to and from work -- are you one of them?

Is NYU's President acting too much like a corporate CEO?

Mar 12, 2013
This week, a faculty vote of confidence in NYU's President highlights the conflict over the increasingly corporate role of the university president.

PEN is mighty, but needs to recruit new generation of writers

Mar 12, 2013
The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.

South Sudan, Sudan agree to restart oil production

Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.

Mary Jo White and the cost of recusal at the SEC

Mar 12, 2013
With the Senate Banking Committee taking up the Mary Jo White nomination to head the SEC, at issue are possible conflicts White might have as a former attorney who defended financial institutions and executives against government prosecution.

Quiz: How many workers live on $1.25 a day?

Mar 12, 2013
How many of the world's 3.1 billion workers live on just $1.25 per day -- the global poverty line as defined by the World Bank?

Can I see your violin's paperwork?

Mar 12, 2013
If you are a musician traveling abroad, you may soon need a passport -- for your instrument.

How important is a federal budget anyway?

Mar 12, 2013
It's going to be a big budget week in Washington. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his spending plan today, and the Democrats are set to unveil their federal budget sometime in the next few days. But can the two sides come together and agree?

Budget fail: How long can Washington get along without a spending plan?

Mar 12, 2013
Washington Republicans and Democrats don't seem close to agreeing on a budget, but does the U.S. really need a federal budget in the first place?

PODCAST: Mega commuter, budget suitor

Mar 12, 2013
Washington kicks off a big budget week, but will the stalemate break? The cost of recusals at the SEC. And attack of the mega-commuters.

South Sudan, which gained independence just a couple of years ago after a long and bloody civil war, will resume pumping oil to Sudan after a shutdown that has lasted more than a year. The President of New York University is facing a no confidence vote this week — some faculty say he’s acting more like the head of a corporation than a university. And the writers group, PEN, looks to reinvent itself for the digital age.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC