Rico Gagliano is a radio reporter, producer and host.


Features by Rico Gagliano

Small Talk

Brendan Newnam, Rico Gagliano and select members of the Marketplace staff look at the less-than-major news of the week.

Crib safety standards could be law

The Consumer Product Safety Commission will meet with consumer advocates today to move towards turning standards for crib safety from a voluntary practice to law. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Small talk: Clothes, bosses, affairs

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Betsy Streisand, Jeremy Hobson and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar stories: Destroying clothing, telling off your boss, and Mrs. Robinson.

Award shows change to draw viewers

The Golden Globes will kick off what's come to known as awards season. For TV networks, it means big business. Or it used. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

IRS gets tough on tax preparers

Soon "unenrolled" tax preparers will be subject to higher standards. Rico Gagliano reports on the federal guidelines rolling out in the next two to three years, which are intended to help keep taxpayers safe.
Posted In: Taxes

Dinner Party Download: Small Talk

Rico Gagliano, Brendan Francis Newnam and other Marketplace staffers look back on 2009 -- not the big stories but the some of the more fun stuff.

Small talk: Dickens, Wal-Mart, wrestling

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.

Small Talk

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.)

The new digital pyramid scheme

The latest pyramid scheme comes to us in a new format: personalized videos. Rico Gagliano reports on what some people are referring to as "cash gifting."
Posted In: Internet

Cruisin' for an economic bruisin'?

Cruise lines have a few competitive advantages when it comes to finding customers in turbulent economic waters. But will Royal Caribbean International's new quarter-mile, 6,000 passenger vessel be able to stay afloat? Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Travel


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