Apr 5, 2011

Marketplace for April 5, 2011

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Marketplace for April 5, 2011

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Freakonomics: Better education through improved eyesight

Apr 5, 2011
How researchers raised test scores in rural China with the help of new specs for every kid in need.

Airfares -- up and up as carriers hang together

Apr 5, 2011
Airfares have risen several times in the past year and may well go higher. Can customers do anything about it or do the airlines have the whip hand?

U.K. launches new survey on British happiness

Apr 5, 2011
The new survey on social "well-being" will give economists -- and voters -- a new tool for judging their leaders.

In China, paying others to sweep ancestors' tombs

Apr 5, 2011
Today is the annual tomb-sweeping holiday in China, when, traditionally, people clean family tombs. But some Chinese are paying others to do the job.

Federal budget deal hanging

Apr 5, 2011
Time is ticking down. Without a deal on fiscal 2011, the federal government shuts down Friday. And lots of federal workers won't be working.

Rep. Paul Ryan unveils 2012 budget blueprint

Apr 5, 2011
The House budget committee chair's plan packs in a lot, including tax cuts. Marketplace asks how a deficit-slashing plan can also cut taxes.

What the Nasdaq 100 rebalance means

Apr 5, 2011
New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore discusses what impact the Nasdaq-100 Index rebalancing will have on some of the world's largest tech companies.

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