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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, March 8, 2013

February’s job numbers show there’s more jobs to be had -- Jeff Tyler checks in with a long-time unemployed worker who just found a new job. The GED test will look radically different next year. We explore the origins of a viral YouTube video about income inequality that highlights the off-the-charts wealth held by the country’s top one percent. Wrigley is set to release a new caffeinated gum that’s half as potent as a cup of joe. And for some, life’s getting a bit scarier for those in the oil boom area of Williston, N.D.

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Philadelphia School District Headquarters. Last night, the city of Philadelphia approved efforts to close 23 public schools, about 10 percent of the city’s total, because they are under used and the city says they costs too much to keep up. The closures are part of a national trend brought on by more kids going to private and charter schools and public budget cuts.
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