Marketplace for Friday, April 13, 2012
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Google splits its stock, which lowers the price to buy in but also limits the power of many shareholders. Commentator Randall Kenneth Jones explains why the term "professional courtesy" has never been more vital to business. This year's warm winter has many farmers scratching their heads about when to harvest in order to get the best-quality greens. We hear about how technology may in fact help save the printed page. And Kai Ryssdal talks to author Olivia Cabane about his level of charisma and about how charisma and charm applies to business.
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending
This year's presidential race could be the most expensive ever, and neither President Obama nor his presumed opponent Mitt Romney are expected to accept public financing of their campaigns -- it just wouldn't be enough.
Posted In: Nook, Barnes & Noble, worst jobs, chairs
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A Nook e-reader that won't disturb others, a list of the best, worst and most stressful jobs in the U.S., and an artist is growing chairs.