Mar 8, 2011

Marketplace for March 8, 2011

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Marketplace for March 8, 2011

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Program in Mexico helps families make better choices

Mar 8, 2011
A government program named Oportunidades offers Mexican families small financial rewards for meeting certain obligations, like getting kids regular medical check-ups or keeping them in school.

Freakonomics: The etiquette of 'following' on Twitter

Mar 8, 2011
To follow or not to follow? It may not be such a simple choice on the social media site.

Egypt's transition to democracy

Mar 8, 2011
Political parties are starting to form in Egypt -- in preparation for elections to be held later this year. Will the country be ready?

Bank of America retrenches as rivals grow

Mar 8, 2011
Stung by bad mortgages and mergers, Bank of America plans to cut costs, staff and branches as rivals Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase expand.

Facebook renting movies

Mar 8, 2011
Now members of Facebook can rent movies and pay for them with Facebook credits. The first flick: Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight."

The short and long-term future of oil

Mar 8, 2011
Oil executives are meeting in Houston. Reporter Scott Tong discusses whether there is panic among execs at the energy conference and what's in store for the oil industry going forward.

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