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Small talk: Expensive soccer games, real-life thinking caps

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about the stories that didn't make the headlines. This week: the most expensive game in history, a new way to heat up the swimming pool, and a real-life thinking cap.

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.

Medicinal food goes to pot

Californians will vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize all marijuana use, which could open up new business opportunities. The Golden State currently allows marijuana for medical use. Rico Gagliano talks with one woman who's carved a special place for herself in the weed economy.
Posted In: Food

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

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.

Taking time off for 'crisis tourism'

Drug wars, worker strikes -- The stuff you see on the TV news is not exactly what you want to see on your vacation. But even still, people were taking vacations to Mexico and Greece -- at a significant discount.
Posted In: Travel

A history of in-flight food

Rico Gagliano gives a brief history of the rise -- and fall -- of airplane food.

Rupee symbol a source of Indian pride

The Indian government unveiled its new symbol for the rupee, a graphic winning a contest that beat out five central competitors. View photos.

A history of in-flight food

Rico Gagliano gives a brief history of the rise -- and fall -- of in-flight food, given Continental's recent announcement that it, too, will join the no-food-for-you club.
Posted In: Airlines

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.

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