Mar 23, 2011

Marketplace for March 23, 2011

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Marketplace for March 23, 2011

Segments From this episode

Discontent in Yemen rises, with post-oil future unclear

Mar 23, 2011
A failing economy and protests against the president have placed Yemen in a state of unrest.

EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Mar 23, 2011
Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.

Getting serious about regulation

Mar 23, 2011
Many regulatory agencies are facing severe budget cuts. But tighter budgets could undermine regulations.

Program to lure Dutch dairy farmers to U.S. turns sour

Mar 23, 2011
Iowa was among several Midwest states to entice dairy farmers to relocate from the Netherlands. But more than a quarter of those operations have failed.

Fall in home sales dampens spring buying outlook

Mar 23, 2011
New home sales in February took their biggest fall in 50 years. The price gap between new and existing homes has widened due to foreclosures.
A reduced price sign sits in front of a house in Glendale, Calif.
David McNew/Getty Images

Detroit's stunning population loss means new budget concerns

Mar 23, 2011
The Motor City lost a quarter of its residents last decade. Detroit's mayor is now scrambling to keep federal and state dollars tied to population from disappearing, too.

Letters: Japan's nuclear crisis, the New York Times paywall

Mar 23, 2011
Going over listener responses to past broadcasts. This week: Whether or not people will pay for the new New York Times online paywall, the possible similarities between Bahrain and the U.S., and the nuclear situation in Japan.

Music from the episode

An Apology - Acoustic Future Islands
Moonshine Matlock
P.S. Film School