Mar 4, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, March 4, 2013

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President Obama announces his nomination for the next White House budget director, Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell. A new analysis by the Tax Policy Center says that the tax bills of the one percent are the highest they've been since 1979. In…

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What do employers really want from college grads?

Mar 1, 2013
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates

Waiting for the other shoe to drop: Shoemakers

Mar 3, 2013
The shoe making industry has changed, but for one young craftsman, the old ways are still best.

Yes, the rich pay more tax; their income is up, too

Mar 4, 2013
The latest income tax increase on the wealthy could result in their paying a greater share of income in federal taxes since 1979. Their income has increased even more.

Trains will move tar sands oil, if the Keystone XL doesn't

Mar 4, 2013
A study commissioned by the State Department concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline won't contribute to global warming, because Canadian tar sands oil will get to market with or without the pipeline.

Can the new OMB chief tame DC's budget monster?

Mar 4, 2013
President Obama's new budget director will have less leeway to bargain than her predecessors. But it's also a chance to prove her mettle.

Following the money, over 3,000 miles

Mar 4, 2013
In a new book, author Steve Boggan examines the life of banknote by following a $10 bill over 30 days and 3,000 miles.

CGI fails to generate box office success

Mar 4, 2013
This weekend, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' opens at the box office. The special effects wonder cost Disney a reported $325 million, most of which was spent on CGI.

President Obama announces his nomination for the next White House budget director, Wal-Mart’s Sylvia Mathews Burwell. A new analysis by the Tax Policy Center says that the tax bills of the one percent are the highest they’ve been since 1979. In a new book, author Steve Boggan examines the life of a bank note by following a $10 bill around the U.S. for 30 days. Amy Scott teams up with the Chronicle of Higher Education to find out just what employers want from today’s college graduates. And as part of our disappearing jobs series, we talk to shoemaker Raúl Ojeda about what it’s like to be one of the last in the business.

Music from the episode

Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Harm In Change Toro y Moi