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Regulators in China have denied Coca-Cola's plan to buy a Chinese juice company. Dan Grech reports the broken deal may signal rising protectionism in China and worldwide.
In retaliation for a ban on Mexican trucks using American highways, Mexico is set to impose tariffs on several U.S. imports. Commentator David Frum says it's the latest sign of the Obama administration's protectionist bias.
Chances are the loan you got for your car or house in recent years ended up being bought by investors in a process called securitization. Some blame that process for or current economic mess and say it shouldn't be allowed to continue. Bob Moon reports.
Tired of dealing with record labels, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule asked her fans to donate money to pay for her latest recording. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about what she's learned from the effort.
Investment in biofuels could bring much-needed development to African countries. But locals are still skeptical they'll see any of the benefits. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, March 18, 2009