Mar 18, 2011

Marketplace for March 18, 2011

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Marketplace for March 18, 2011

Segments From this episode

Manufacturers scramble to cover parts shortages

Mar 18, 2011
Japan's crisis prompts General Motors to close U.S. plant and divert auto parts to others. Companies improvise to cope with disrupted supplies.

A long road ahead for Japanese taxi company

Mar 18, 2011
The cabbies and owner of Smile Smile Taxi in Sendai try to fight through tears as they rebuild the business.

Cities take aim at couch surfers

Mar 18, 2011
Short-term housing rentals are the latest cottage industry coming on to tax collectors' radar screens.

World's big economies act to tame Japan's yen

Mar 18, 2011
In its first joint action on a currency in over a decade, the Group of Seven nations sold yen to halt its rise and help spur Japanese exports.
A money changer counts Japanese yen notes.
Theresa Barraclough/AFP/Getty Images

Microsoft nails big spammer

Mar 18, 2011
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit helps take down one of the biggest email spammers in cyberspace -- at least for now.

Weekly Wrap: The aftermath of the Japan quake

Mar 18, 2011
Discussing the week in Wall Street with Lizzie O'Leary from Bloomberg News and John Carney from CNBC.

The economics of Bahrain's Sunni-Shiite divide

Mar 18, 2011
University of Vermont professor Gregory Gause discusses how the Sunni-Shiite split is feeding into economic and political unrest in Bahrain.

Music from the episode

So Begins Our Alabee of Montreal
Mabruk Bustan Abraham