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So it's probably not the best idea to complain about your boss on Twitter or Facebook -- but the National Labor Relations Board argues that workers have the right to discuss working conditions on social media, positive or otherwise.
Stanford University Professor Nicholas Bloom talks with Kai Ryssdal about a study he conducted looking at the role of middle managers and whether they matter, and how he conducted experiments in Indian factories to find out.
Demand for public transportation is rising, but transit authorities across the nation are facing budget cuts. Many cities are testing rapid transit buses, which are hundreds of millions of dollars cheaper than rail lines. Reporter Dan Bobkoff takes a ride on Cleveland's HealthLine Rapid Transit Bus.
In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron's says deep public spending cuts could be a chance to reduce the size of the British state and devolve a lot more power and responsibility to local communities and voluntary organizations. He calls the idea "The Big Society." But does it add up? Stephen Beard reports.
Some of the Republicans elected to Congress earlier this month promised to repeal the health care overhaul. But at least one major health insurer says that would be a bad idea. The CEO of Cigna said earlier today that repeal would not be "in our society's best interest." Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
President Obama said the world needs to address global imbalances. Basically, he's hoping the U.S. will export more so we can spur growth and create jobs. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at what kinds of stuff we might export and what exactly we're hoping to sell more of.
Marketplace for Tuesday, November 9, 2010