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PODCAST: Gas keeps rising, Annie's goes public

Mar 28, 2012
Research shows that over a quarter of the population isn't getting enough sleep, but what can be done? Research in Motion reports earnings tomorrow, and despite efforts to revamp the company and its BlackBerry product, the outlook is still grim. The health care debate continues into Day Three, and David Brancaccio continues his cross-country trip looking at robots that are stealing our jobs.

Magic Johnson invests in the L.A. Dodgers

Mar 28, 2012
The Dodgers have a new owner. The troubled franchise will be bought up by a group of investors, Magic Johnson among them.
Posted In: Sports, Magic Johnson, Dodgers, MLB

PODCAST: Southwest raises prices, consumer confidence falls

Mar 27, 2012
This week, we're looking at how new technology is changing the American workforce. The series is called "Robots Ate My Job," and David Brancaccio of our Economy 4.0 unit is driving across the country without interacting with a single human being. Today, a look at self-checkout at grocery stores. A couple of congressional panels will look at the military's push into alternative energy. And day two of the Supreme Court arguments surrounding the new health care law begins.

Celebrating Larry Stevenson, skateboard innovator

Mar 27, 2012
The father of what we know as the mass-produced skateboard passed away at age 81. How has the industry grown since he first began to churn out boards?
Posted In: skateboard, Sports, Retail

The unexpected winner of 'The Hunger Games'

Mar 26, 2012
Lionsgate had a very good weekend It's film, 'The Hunger Games,' took in $150 million dollars domestically over the weekend.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, Utah

PODCAST: Ben Bernanke speaks, 'The Hunger Games' takes off

Mar 26, 2012
It's day one of Supreme Court arguments over President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Twenty-six states are challenging the law -- parts of which are already in place. Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, is expected to announce earnings today, and analysts aren't expecting big things. It's been 10 years since the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School opened a satellite campus in San Francisco. To mark the occasion, the business school has moved to a bigger -- and shinier -- facility.

PODCAST: Insider trading bill passes, World Water Day app

Mar 23, 2012
Private investors are buying up foreclosed properties by the bushel and renting them out at a profit. Speaking of bushels, the warm weather is tempting some farmers to start planting -- but if you plant too early, you won’t get federal crop insurance if something goes wrong. And tax day is just three weeks away. Why is it that so many people want tax reform, but that it just hasn't happened yet?

British government plans for minimum price on alcohol

Mar 23, 2012
The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.
Posted In: London, alcohol

PODCAST: Marketplace meets President Obama, Solo cups get sold

Mar 22, 2012
The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.
Posted In: Barack Obama

Behind the scenes of Marketplace's interview with Obama

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace host headed out to Nevada to meet with President Obama. You may have heard the interview, but what was Kai really thinking as he interviewed the man who runs the U.S.A.?
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, energy

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