Mar 12, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short…

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Hostess is gone, but Twinkies are back

Mar 12, 2013
Two private equity firms confirmed today they're the winning bidders in the Hostess bankruptcy auction.

Processed foods make up 70 percent of the U.S. diet

Mar 12, 2013
Author Melanie Warner discusses the complexities of the processed foods that line the shelves at the supermarket.

In Tokyo, a restaurant toasts Fukushima every night

Mar 12, 2013
One Tokyo restaurant is dedicated to Fukushima. It serves food and dishes from the region. Many of its customers are volunteers in the area destroyed by the tsunami two years ago. And it dedicates its profits to relief efforts.

A budget reality check

Mar 12, 2013
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short…

Rebuilding our schools, literally

Mar 12, 2013
A report from the U.S. Green Buildings Council, supported by former President Bill Clinton and the PTA, details scary estimates of how much it would cost to upgrade public schools in this country.

How LinkedIn wants to be cooler than Facebook

Mar 12, 2013
How the unglamorous social network is quietly evolving into a content provider. LinkedIn is reportedly in talks to buy the news reading app Pulse.

The app gap, in disasters like Hurricane Sandy

Mar 12, 2013
Twitter and Facebook were used by millions in the New York area to stay connected during Superstorm Sandy. But online disaster communication and preparedness isn't limited to social networking sites. Many entrepreneurs are trying to build platforms to stay informed…

Americans are getting back together...with their debt

Mar 12, 2013
Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.

Can we all just agree that SkyMall is now officially dead?

Mar 26, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration could, by July, recommend new rules about stowing your iPad and Kindle during takeoff.

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending — pegged at 3.4 percent. How can you reality check those numbers? Also, how LinkedIn, once the unglamorous social networking sibling, has taken the buzz away from Facebook.

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
Black Balloons Local Natives

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