Mar 10, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Standardization may boost publishers

Mar 10, 2010
A group of state governors and education officials have announced a proposal for new common K-12 academic standards. The move could be a boon for the publishing industry. Amy Scott reports.

What Senate reform bill may leave out

Mar 10, 2010
The House passed its reform bill in December, but the Senate's version has been delayed for several weeks as senators haggle over what may or may not be in it. John Dimsdale reports.

Antitrust issues put heat on Monsanto

Mar 10, 2010
The U.S. Justice and Agriculture departments are holding a workshop on agricultural antitrust issues, and it appears investigations of seed maker Monsanto are widening. Sarah Gardner reports.

Germany says 'nein' to rescuing Greece

Mar 10, 2010
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says in the future eurozone countries would be able to act like the IMF when member states get into difficulty. But his remarks may not go over well in Germany. Stephen Beard reports.

U.S. public education needs a bailout

Mar 10, 2010
Soon the Obama administration is expected to announce billions in extra federal funds for under-performing public schools. Commentator Robert Reich says the administration needs to do a lot more.

A change in priorities for Chile's Pinera

Mar 10, 2010
Chile's President-elect Sebastian Pinera will soon take office in the aftermath of its huge earthquake. Professor Sebastian Edwards talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the quake has changed Pinera's platform of job creation and economic growth.

Buying green, but not for the planet

Mar 10, 2010
Sometimes the real reason people buy green is not always Mother Earth, and the marketing for those products is starting to reflect that. Andrea Gardner reports.

Music from the episode

Digging In The Dirt Peter Gabriel
Digging In The Dirt Peter Gabriel