Marketplace PM for March 30, 2007
Mar 30, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 30, 2007

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A car race with grease-pit stops

Mar 30, 2007
A very different car rally took off from Washington, D.C., on its way to Costa Rica. It's called the Greaseball Challenge. It features cars running on restaurants' old grease and oil.

What's in the black and read all over?

Mar 30, 2007
Big-city newspapers may be having their problems, but small community papers are still seen by companies such as News Corp as worthwhile investments. Alisa Roth reports.

Ya gotta have money to get money

Mar 30, 2007
Midnight Saturday is the deadline to report first-quarter contributions for the presidential campaigns. It's also a big part of the PR fight. As Steve Henn reports, raising a lot of money early can help build momentum.

Week on Wall Street

Mar 30, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Save Social Security with killer incentives?

Mar 30, 2007
In his recent novel, author Christopher Buckley offers a modest proposal of sorts toward dealing with America's impending Social Security problem — government incentives for suicide. He discusses the idea with Kai Ryssdal.

U.S. says it's time China plays by the rules

Mar 30, 2007
The U.S. is slapping tarrifs on imports of some paper products from China — indicating the Bush administration has taken a different approach in its relationship with Beijing. John Dimsdale reports.

Not everything is computing at Dell

Mar 30, 2007
Dell says an internal accounting investigation has uncovered evidence of misconduct. And the SEC's poking around the company's books, too. It's enough to make investors nervous. Jeff Tyler reports.

From rice to riches for Uncle Ben

Mar 30, 2007
Uncle Ben, of instant rice fame, isn't just Uncle Ben anymore. In a new marketing campaign, he's now chairman of the board. Amy Scott reports that the makeover is getting mixed reviews.