Mar 30, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Segments From this episode

A good sign in excess shipping cargo

Mar 30, 2010
Shipping lines from South Korea's largest port can't keep up with the amount of cargo places like the U.S. and Europe are demanding. But there may be more to the story. Alisa Roth reports.

Insurer vote hits climate activism hard

Mar 30, 2010
In a surprising vote, a majority of the country's insurance commissioners decided to let insurers keep private their reporting on how climate change might affect them. Sarah Gardner reports.

Gov't gridlock leads to biz paralysis

Mar 30, 2010
Congress just had a bruising fight over health care reform and plenty of other legislation is moving slowly or not at all. Commentator Carl Yankowski says that's making it hard for business.

Unlikely duo teams up for kosher, halal

Mar 30, 2010
As the second night of Passover approaches, Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on two meat distributors -- one Jewish, the other Muslim -- who have struck up a unique friendship to provide products to their customers that seek to redefine kosher and halal.

Letters: Offices, doctors, Juarez, ads

Mar 30, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving virtual offices, a doctor shortage, the challenges facing Juarez, Mexico, and advertising to single women.

A history lesson in health care reform

Mar 30, 2010
President Obama signed legislation to put the finishing touches on overhauling U.S. health care. The health reform effort is almost exactly 100 years old. Gregory Warner takes a look back.

A self-sustaining economic expansion

Mar 30, 2010
Consumer confidence is up, and the upcoming jobs report is expected to be the most positive in many months. But the housing picture is still mixed, so are we on the recovery expressway? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Music from the episode

Kansas City Stomp Benny Strickler, Yerba Buena Jazz Band