Marketplace for Thursday, July 2, 2009
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Back in 1776, the fight against taxation without representation led to the Revolutionary War and eventually America's independence from Britain. Economist Kevin Hassett wonders if it was worth it in the long run.
Airplane designers are finding ways to squeeze in as many seats as possible to sell more tickets. Kai Ryssdal talks to Paul Wylde about the science, and economics, behind airplane design
Oil companies are cautiously gearing up to tap Kurdistan's massive oil fields. But they could hit some roadblocks from the country's high-level corruption, which is commonplace. Reese Erlich reports
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Rod Abid and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: A medical-themed restaurant, China's porn-blocking glitch, and corporate-sponsored college classes.