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Marketplace for March 31, 2011

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Marketplace for March 31, 2011

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Japan's quake

Sarkozy visits Japan, urges nuclear safety review

by Stephen Beard Mar 31, 2011
As Sarkozy visits, experts from France -- a major exporter of nuclear technology -- help Japan deal with contamination at the damaged Fukushima plant.

Disliking the Facebook 'dislike'

by Rob Walker Mar 31, 2011
Facebook has a "like" button. Now users want to share their disapproval, too.

The U.S. places long bets on energy innovation

by Scott Tong Mar 31, 2011
President Obama's plans for future economic competitiveness put a lot of money on a risky venture -- the global race for better batteries.

Social media change the way PR firms do business

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Mar 31, 2011
PR and communications professionals have had to change the way they do business, and teach their clients how to do so, too.

Business looks past federal budget impasse

by Heidi Moore Mar 31, 2011
U.S. businesses are shrugging off a possible federal government shutdown, but are concerned about whether the debt ceiling will be raised.
Local Budgets

California budget cuts hit community colleges

by Jennifer Collins Mar 31, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of students will find themselves battling for fewer spots in community colleges. The cutback in classes could ripple through the economy.
Shelf Life

The need to end the debt supercycle in the U.S.

by Marketplace Staff Mar 31, 2011
Author John Mauldin explains why he thinks Americans need to accept a cut in Medicare and a hike in taxes, for the sake of the republic.

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