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Features by Brendan Newnam

Small talk: Duane Reade, keeping credit cards, Chatroulette

Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories involving Duane Reade, outmoded media, and Chatroulette.

Small talk: Guinness, Netflix, costumes

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Ethan Lindsey, Dalasie Michaelis and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories. This week: Guinness beer, Netflix, and popular costumes for Halloween

NYC's underground grilled cheese

An entrepreneur named "Ronnie" in New York City's Lower East Side has found an intriguing way to do business: hungry customers get his number from a friend or a friend's friend, text him for a grilled cheese sandwich, and voila -- melted cheddar on Rye bread 15 minutes later. Brendan Francis Newnam gave it a try.
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Small talk: Gmail, face punch, soaps

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, Krissy Clark, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about stories involving Gmail, young men punching their co-workers in the face, and soap operas.

Small talk: Japan, tanning, computer

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam chats with fellow staffers Ben Adair, Stacey Vanek-Smith and Nihar Patel about under-the-radar business: a city in Japan, a tanning tax, and a super computer

Small talk: Iceland, Facebook, ducks

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam chats with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Ethan Lindsey, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories: Iceland's rehabilitation campaign, Facebook's CEO, and cleaning ducks with Dawn soap.

Small talk: Apple site, pork test, women

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Dalasie Michaelis, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about a dating site for Apple lovers, a test for pork, and how beautiful women can raise your stress level.

Small talk: Prison theft, Spirit, pelicans

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rafael Cohen, Rod Abid, Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Robbing a prison, Spirit's pre-reclined airplane seats, and getting rid of pelicans in Idaho.

Small talk: China builds, trees, fake bills

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Stacey Vanek-Smith, Brett Neely, and Jeremy Hobson about under-the-radar stories: A Chinese version of Times Square, miracle trees, and counterfeit $1 bills.

A new generation of bills

The new iPad, cell phones, cable...it's all part of staying connected in today's society, but are we paying too high a price? Brendan Francis Newnam reports.

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