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Apr 27, 2012

Marketplace for Friday, April 27, 2012

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Host Kai Ryssdal talks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the country's economic recovery, the European debt crisis, the legacy of his tenure in the White House and more. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is targeting for-profit schools that falsely market to veterans. Commentator Rex Huppke offers up a few solutions to drive down gas prices. And we meet a rickshaw driver in India and hear how globalization has changed his work.

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'We need to pretend we're not interested in gas'

Apr 27, 2012
Commentator Rex Huppke says if we all act like gas is passé, we can concentrate on more important things -- like jet packs.

Obama administration wants to trademark GI Bill

Apr 27, 2012
It's part of an administration effort to crack down on deceptive marketing practices by educational institutions that target veterans for their federal education benefits.

For India's rickshaw drivers, English pays off

Apr 27, 2012
Meet an entrepreneurial rickshaw driver in India who really knows how to talk to tourists.

Weekly Wrap: U.S. GDP and immunity from a Europe crisis

Apr 27, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Analysis of Treasury Secretary Geithner's Marketplace interview, the latest GDP numbers and continued European woes.

Timothy Geithner: The economy is still 'healing'

Apr 27, 2012
The U.S. Treasury Secretary talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the slow but improved growth in the economy, pressures from Europe, and how he views his own legacy in office.

Small talk: Walmart.com takes cash, 'Ciri' is in your TV

Apr 27, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Paying for cash at Walmart.com, when you accidentally fire your entire company, and an Apple knock-off TV has Ciri in it.

Host Kai Ryssdal talks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the country’s economic recovery, the European debt crisis, the legacy of his tenure in the White House and more. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is targeting for-profit schools that falsely market to veterans. Commentator Rex Huppke offers up a few solutions to drive down gas prices. And we meet a rickshaw driver in India and hear how globalization has changed his work.

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