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'Marketplace' Report: Yellow Cabs Go 'Green'

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'Marketplace' Report: Yellow Cabs Go 'Green'

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'Marketplace' Report: Yellow Cabs Go 'Green'

'Marketplace' Report: Yellow Cabs Go 'Green'

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New York City's fleet of yellow cabs is going green.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that taxi cabs will soon have to meet new emission and mileage standards. The city is moving to switch the entire fleet of 13,000 cabs to hybrid vehicles within five years.

Amy Scott of Marketplace talks to Alex Cohen about Manhattan's new hybrid plan.