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Apr 11, 2012

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The Apple assembly line has been shrouded in secrecy -- until now. China correspondent Rob Schmitz brings a rare glimpse inside a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. Meanwhile, the U.S. has filed an antitrust suit against Apple and some publishers over…

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Learn to be a day trader for just $40

Apr 11, 2012
A daily deal website offers a two-hour course to learn the mysteries of the markets.

Director Mike Nichols on reviving 'Death of a Salesman'

Apr 11, 2012
"Death of a Salesman" is back on Broadway, this time starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Director Mike Nichols talks about the iconic play's economic resonance today.

Faulty background checks hurt job hunters

Apr 11, 2012
The National Consumer Law Center says it's the wild west for background-screening report companies that provide shoddy reports.

The people behind your iPad: The workers

Apr 11, 2012
What's life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.

Small business owners on the Buffett Rule

Apr 11, 2012
Two small business owners discuss how the proposed Buffett Rule might impact them, if at all.

European debt crisis hasn't gone away

Apr 11, 2012
Recent turmoil in global markets is partly due to worries over Europe's debt crisis. Elections scheduled in France and Greece add to the uncertainty.

Apple, five publishers sued over e-book pricing

Apr 11, 2012
Federal and state prosecutors alleged Apple and five big publishers conspired to raise e-book prices to wage battle against Amazon.

The Apple assembly line has been shrouded in secrecy — until now. China correspondent Rob Schmitz brings a rare glimpse inside a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. Meanwhile, the U.S. has filed an antitrust suit against Apple and some publishers over e-book pricing. Europe’s stock markets made up some lost ground today, but yesterday’s turmoil reminded investors that the eurozone debt crisis hasn’t gone away. Kai Ryssdal talks to a roundtable of small business owners about the Buffett Rule. And director Mike Nichols discusses his Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman.”

 

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