PODCAST: Trader Joe's v. Pirate Joe's

Trader Joe's in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Trader Joe's is suing a small business owner for reselling its products in Canada. The popular grocer doesn't operate in Canada, which is a business opportunity for Mike Hallatt, who runs a Vancouver shop called Pirate Joe's.

As President Obama pressures colleges to limit tuition increases, could colleges with wealthy endowments use some of that money to offset the rising cost of higher education?

Pull up a chart of the Nasdaq on Thursday and you see something crazy: a flat line for hours. Nasdaq halted all trading because of a technical glitch. Things were fixed just before the market close, but many are still looking for answers.

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Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace, based in New York.


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