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Small talk: Dickens, Wal-Mart, wrestling

Dec 18, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, Deb Clark and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories involving Charles Dickens' toothpick, Wal-Mart's site-to-store shipping, and Obama wrestling.

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Dec 4, 2009
Marketplace staffers share the stories that you may not have noticed in the headlines this week -- from virtual marriage to North Korean designer jeans. (And yes, Brendan, there were sidewalk Santas.)

Small talk: Rich cow, waffles, marijuana

Nov 20, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Tess Vigeland, Stacey-Vanek Smith, and Ben Adair about under-the-radar business stories, including a million-dollar cow, a waffle shortage, and marijuana busts.

Small Talk: News you haven't heard

Nov 6, 2009
Say goodbye to the headlines and the top stories. Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano find out what news items Marketplace staffers have noticed, but that you've likely not heard.

Small Talk: Drinking, Beatles, flu suits

Oct 9, 2009
Enough of the real news. It's time for the tidbits that didn't make the headlines, courtesy of Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and members of the Marketplace staff.

Small talk: Big vehicle, models, cows

Sep 25, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Stacey Vanek-Smith and Amy Scott about under-the-radar business stories: a sheriff's big vehicle, warning labels on model's photos, and productive cows.

Small talk: Grocery line, surgeons, suits

Sep 11, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Jeremy Hobson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: the fastest grocery line, sleepy surgeons, and no suits to save costs in Bangladesh.

Small talk: Malibu sewage and Viagra

Aug 28, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Amy Scott and Phyllis Owens about under-the-radar business stories, including the "Viagra Effect" and Malibu's first town hall.

Small talk: Beer, Fed, snuggies

Jul 31, 2009
Marketplace's Rico Gagliano talks with fellow staffers George Judson, Nancy Farghalli, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: high-alcohol-content beer, the Fed's popularity, and snuggies for pets.

Small talk: Wintour, sun, TSA ripoffs

Jul 17, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Deb Clark, Stacey Vanek-Smith and Jeremy Hobson about under-the-radar business stories: Anna Wintour's 'shop more' campaign, sunshine insurance and TSA security guards/thieves.

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Marketplace host and senior editor Kai Ryssdal's weekly blog on the world of business and economics.