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Checked bag fees lead to cabin chaos

Passengers flying these days pay for things like meals, pillows and blankets, and of course to check a bag. But some in the airline industry say that last fee has led to some unintended consequences, and want Congress to step in. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Small talk: Snowmen, faking, Phoonk 2

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers George Judson, Amy Scott and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Protesting snowmen, fake kidnapping, and a prize for watching Phoonk 2 alone.

Cases galvanize libel reform movement

Some libel cases in the U.K. have generated lots of controversy, and reactions that have sprung up as a result could have international impact. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime

The surreal life of a celeb doppelganger

Ever been told that you look like a certain celebrity? For some people, being a celebrity lookalike is actually a job. But Rico Gagliano reports it can be tough when your work depends on a famous stranger's career.

Madonna may team with Macy's for line

Madonna is reportedly in talks to license her name for a fashion line to be sold at Macy's. Rico Gagliano reports she's one of the biggest in a long line of celebrities to dive into the fashion world.
Posted In: Retail

Small talk: Roses, McItaly, annoyances

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, George Judson, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Cocaine bouquets, the McItaly, and what most annoys people at work.

Will Toyota's TV apology ad help?

With all of its recall issues, Toyota has a lot of explaining to do. But before that, the company is doing some apologizing in the form of a TV ad. Rico Gagliano looks into the history of corporate mea culpas to see how Toyota's stacks up.

What else can airlines charge us for?

American Airlines has announced that economy-class passengers on its domestic flights will have to pay $8 for a blanket and pillow. Our Marketplace Players wonder what's next.
Posted In: Airlines, Spirit Airlines

Kia ad spotlights another product

Any Super Bowl broadcast is as much about the commercials as the game. One Super Bowl ad, for the car manufacturer Kia, stood out. Rico Gagliano explains.

How Facebook can make more money

Analysts estimate Facebook earned $500 million in 2009. But with 175 million registered users logging on every day, the site can generate much more revenue. Rico Gagliano reports what the social networker might try to turn a bigger profit.
Posted In: Internet

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