Mar 9, 2011

Marketplace for March 9, 2011

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Marketplace for March 9, 2011

Segments From this episode

Texas colleges face deep cuts and elimination

Mar 9, 2011
Faced with a massive budget shortfall, Texan lawmakers target four rural, community colleges -- sometimes, the only higher education available for hundreds of miles.

Reich: Avoiding a shutdown

Mar 9, 2011
Congress has until March 18th to resolve the federal budget -- or the federal government will shutdown. Both sides have already passed one stop gap measure. So what's next?

Maine gets health care law waiver

Mar 9, 2011
The state of Maine will not have to adhere to the law's Medical Loss Ratio, which requires insurers to spend 80 percent of premiums on actual care. The state argued the law would destabilize its health insurance market. The waiver could open the door to other states looking for a pass.

Procter & Gamble's Febreze has smell of success

Mar 9, 2011
The air freshener will pass the $1 billion sales mark this week, while the rest of the industry continues to see sales decline.

Guinea Pig Nation: Russia's booming business in clinical trials

Mar 9, 2011
Pharmaceutical companies are flocking to the country to test their drugs. Participants are plentiful and trials move more quickly than in the West.

Letters: Islamic law, J Henry Fair and Twitter

Mar 9, 2011
Kai Ryssdal goes over listener responses to past stories. This week: the economic problems in the Middle East, the photography of J Henry Fair and the etiquette of Twitter.

How will NPR CEO's departure impact funding for public broadcasting?

Mar 9, 2011
City University of New York Professor Jeff Jarvis talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller will affect the political issue of funding for public broadcasting.

Music from the episode

Fight Sons And Daughters
I'll Be Around - Instrumental Relentless, Jah Free, E-40
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