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Small talk: Medi-meals, porn, McClasses

Jul 2, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Rod Abid and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: A medical-themed restaurant, China's porn-blocking glitch, and corporate-sponsored college classes.

Small talk: Pesticides, robots, Japanese

Jun 5, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Pesticide industry protesting, robotic farmers, and bureaucratic training in Japan.

Small talk: Airlines, Canada, Pringles

May 22, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Phyllis Owens and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Air New Zealand matchmaking, college students heading to Canada, and Pringles potato chips.

Small talk: Rewards, lawns, reading

May 8, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers about their favorite under-the-radar business stories from this week: a surge in criminal rewards, lawn paint for foreclosed homes, and how reading is becoming more expensive.

Small talk: Jets, Dodd, AbitibiBowater

Apr 24, 2009
Markeplace staffers Amy Scott, Steve Henn and Stacey Vanek-Smith talk with Rick Gagliano and Brendan Newnam about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: bargain private jets, Sen. Dodd's fundraising, and AbitibiBowater's bankruptcy.

Small talk: Bff home, trapezes, lawsuits

Apr 10, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Betsy Streisand and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories from this week: Paris Hilton's bff house, a Reebok-Cirque du Soleil workout and lawsuits.

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Attitude Check is a regular segement from Marketplace and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank M. Newport public opinion of the economy on issues from income to politics to consumer confidence with data, insight, and expert commentary.