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Pork prices typically rise in the summer, when there's more demand, but after a few tough years for the hog market, the price for bacon and pork ribs are even higher than usual.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Education Week's Christopher Swanson about what a national set of common standards would mean to the textbook and testing industries.
Companies and media outlets are starting to outsource comment monitoring responsibilities to companies that specifically watch out for inappropriate comments. Marketplace's Jeff Horwich reports.
President Barack Obama said in a speech today that the U.S. will withdraw, at least from a combat role from Iraq, on Aug. 31. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports takes a look at how much the war has cost and what residual costs will be coming in the future.
Marketplace for Monday, August 2, 2010