Mar 25, 2011

Marketplace for March 25, 2011

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Marketplace for March 25, 2011

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Small talk: Frito-Lay goes natural, robbing a store with your mom

Mar 25, 2011
Presenting news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: smaller napkins, Frito-Lay goes natural, and robbing a store with your mom.

Syrian troops fire on protesters

Mar 25, 2011
U.S. foreign aid doesn't go to Syria, but does to Egypt. Egypt responded to protests peacefully, Syria hasn't, and the U.S. foreign aid could have something to do with it.

GE scores big profits, but a small U.S. tax bill

Mar 25, 2011
From light bulbs to jet engines, General Electric is a symbol of a profitable American business. Why then doesn't it pay corporate tax?

Weekly Wrap: The auto industry in Japan, the outlook on housing

Mar 25, 2011
Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Felix Salmon from Reuters help review the week in Wall Street. This week: the auto industry affected by Japan, Portugal's debt and the plunge in home sales.

Wal-Mart faces major class action employee discrimination suit

Mar 25, 2011
The suit was filed on behalf of 1.5 million current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, saying the company had a pattern of discrimination in pay raises and promotions.

Culinary school, at a cheaper price

Mar 25, 2011
A culinary arts degree can be expensive and leave future chefs with a mound of debt. But one chef in Los Angeles came up with a new solution.

Money through the ages: The 50s

Mar 25, 2011
Marketplace Money collaborates with The New York Times to show the changing perception of money as we age. Here, money to a 55-year-old.

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