Mar 1, 2011

Marketplace for March 1, 2011

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Marketplace for March 1, 2011

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HOV lanes create business opportunity for Jakarta's poor

Mar 1, 2011
Major roads in Jakarta are reserved for cars with three or more passengers. So professionals in the Indonesian city pay "jockeys" to ride along with them.

Pittsburgh bank clings to free checking

Mar 1, 2011
Defying a trend, regional bank PNC Financial Services says it will keep free checking accounts -- but withdraw other perks for bank customers.

Foreign workers flee fighting in Libya

Mar 1, 2011
Tens of thousands of foreign workers are fleeing Libya as President Muammar Gaddafi's regime goes to war with those seeking his ouster.

The Medi-Medi problem

Mar 1, 2011
As in Medicare and Medicaid. Conflicts in the two government health care programs can drive up costs for states. But change could be on the way.

Wisconsin targets public employees

Mar 1, 2011
Budget plan with $1 billion in cuts relies on restricting collective bargaining by some public unions.

Christian Dior fires John Galliano

Mar 1, 2011
After the designer's anti-Semitic comments, the question is whether the damage could spread from haute couture to more affordable licensed products.

Race in major league baseball

Mar 1, 2011
Author and history professor Rob Ruck talks about how race plays a big part of the business of major league baseball.

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