Marketplace for Friday, April 4, 2008

Episode Description 

Is film's marketing intelligently designed?

Producers of a new documentary on the creationism-evolution debate in academia hope it can succeed at the box office like Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the marketing efforts for the film "Expelled."
Posted In: Entertainment

WSJ opens new edition in London battle

The U.S. edition of the Wall Street Journal is going to be printed and sold in London for the first time, which some see as a predatory move by the Journal's new boss, Rupert Murdoch. Stephen Beard reports on the opening salvo of a new circulation war.
Posted In: Wall Street

Publisher reworks book-selling model

A new division of publisher HarperCollins is trying to turn the old model of selling books inside out. Jeremy Hobson reports on a new chapter in a struggling industry.
Posted In: Books, Science

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal chats with Kim Clark of U.S. News & World Report about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Conspicuous consumption is over

Are Prius drivers really concerned about their carbon footprints, or are they more interested in being seen in a hybrid? Commentator Rob Walker says the days of status shopping are behind us.
Posted In: Retail

Times change, roots of crises remain

The Great Depression of the 1930s came about from problems in the banking system. Today's economic woes are primarily rooted in investment banks and hedge funds. Kai Ryssdal looks at how the names have changed but the underlying problems are the same.

Dems challenge Bush on Iraq spending

Democratic leaders have sent the president a letter asking for more withdrawals of U.S. troops from Iraq. It's the first shot in a looming battle over another emergency spending bill for the war on terror. John Dimsdale reports.

More jobs lost. When will this end?

Another bad report on the economy from the government today: 80,000 jobs lost in March, the biggest monthly drop in five years. How bad are things going to get? Marketplace's Alisa Roth went looking for answers.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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Louden Up Now
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Last Night
All The Umbrellas In London
The Magnetic Fields
Dial M for Monkey

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