Mar 14, 2011

Marketplace for March 14, 2011

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Marketplace for March 14, 2011

Segments From this episode

When a lobbyist's client is Egypt

Mar 14, 2011
Lobbyists show a country the ropes in the U.S. -- and how to pull them.

Birding is exactly what it used to be

Mar 14, 2011
So, how to appeal to a new generation of bird watcher? The Audubon Society goes for a rebrand.

Just how good a driver are you?

Mar 14, 2011
Progressive Insurance offers a high-tech feature that monitors how you drive for a lower premium. It's the latest salvo in an increasingly pitched ad war among insurers.

Japanese nuclear disaster felt around the world

Mar 14, 2011
Even with the scope of the disaster uncertain, its effects are already altering global energy plans. Markets react.

Japan earthquake: The aftermath

Mar 14, 2011
As the Japanese deal with the wreckage of Friday's disaster, survivors face the threat of dwindling food and fuel supplies.

Earthquake in Japan jolts global supply chain

Mar 14, 2011
The disaster in Japan could have a huge impact on industrial production of products like semi-conductors and other electronic components.

Warren Buffett bets $9 billion on engine oil

Mar 14, 2011
Weeks after Buffett said he had an "itchy" finger for acquisitions, his Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy industrial chemical firm Lubrizol.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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New move to woo private capital for public works

Mar 14, 2011
As highways age, the U.S. looks to renew efforts to create an infrastructure bank to lure private investors into public construction projects.

Music from the episode

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