Mar 1, 2012

Marketplace for Thursday, March 1, 2012

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How's the weather where you are? A new survey says recent good weather is making the economy seem better than it really is. In the latest from our Attitude Check series, we look at how Americans feel about health care…

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Shell tries to skirt potential court challenges

Mar 1, 2012
The oil company hopes to avoid long delays in its plans to start offshore drilling in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean. But a preemptive lawsuit may create more problems than it solves.

Iowa's 'ag gag' sponsor defends bill

Mar 1, 2012
Iowa's state legislature passed a bill that would crack down on anyone trying to secretly document animal conditions at farming facilities. Animal rights activists are outraged, but the bill's sponsor says it's a necessary measure to protect private property.

Manufacturing jobs up in Ohio

Mar 1, 2012
Most of the growth comes from an unexpected source. Politicians jockey to take credit.
This towering white monolith in Solon, Ohio, is one gigantic freezer, that holds a week’s worth of production of frozen foods, under the Nestle and Stouffers brand.
Brian Bull/WCPN Cleveland for Marketplace

True prices measured in gold

Mar 1, 2012
So, how much will college tuition for a year at Yale University cost you in gold?

Sugar: Public (health) enemy No. 1?

Mar 1, 2012
Commentator Mark Bittman argues we should regulate sugar like we do cigarettes.

How do Americans feel about health care reform?

Mar 1, 2012
Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of Gallup, talks about Americans' attitude toward health care reform and the role it could play in this year's presidential election.

'The Lorax' preaches to a new generation

Mar 1, 2012
A film adaptation of the 1971 children's book is soon to hit movie screens. But to many, its 40-year-old environmental messaging that needs a reboot.

How’s the weather where you are? A new survey says recent good weather is making the economy seem better than it really is. In the latest from our Attitude Check series, we look at how Americans feel about health care reform. One commentator says the government needs to step up its role in regulating our sugar intake. And the film “The Lorax” — based on the 1971 Dr. Seuss book — is opening this weekend. How much of an impact will its story have in today’s environmental world?

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