Marketplace for Friday, April 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, April 17, 2009

Is Tecktonik trademark a bad move?

Tecktonik began as a dance style in the middle class suburbs south of Paris. Now it's a registered trademark that even has its own brand of duvet covers. As John Laurenson reports, not everyone's happy about that.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

A little optimism on the economic road

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott have been revisiting many of the places they hit last fall to see how people are coping with the downturn. They speak to Kai Ryssdal about whether people, like an Ohio car salesman, are now feeling more optimistic or worse about the economy.

Weekly Wrap: Have banks hit bottom?

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Citibank have all reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and's John Carney about whether the good times will last.

Pirates in trouble, the file-sharing kind

Founders of the file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay have been found guilty of violating copyright laws. Will the ruling change file sharing? Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Crime

VW zooms past Toyota for sales champ

Volkswagon's sales surpassed Toyota's, putting it at number one in sales for the first quarter. How did VW do it? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto

How the banks are posting big profits

Citigroup is the latest big bank to post big earnings -- a $1.6 billion profit in the first quarter. But with the economy still far from sound, how have the banks been able to post such big profits? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Battle over greenhouse gas regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public safety, which could lead to sweeping regulations across several industries. Business groups want Congress to legislate greenhouse gas emissions instead. Steve Henn reports.

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