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Marketplace for Friday, August 20, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, August 20, 2010

Will Groupon go big or stay local?

Groupon usually focuses its offer on local small businesses, but yesterday launched their first deal with a big brand. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith looks into whether this is a positive or negative step on the popular deals website.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

'Yellowstone Flush': Traffic at Yellowstone National Park

Visitors of Yellowstone National Park may rush off to the popular park to get away and reconnect with nature. But the cars pack the popular park in the summertime, and may remind you of rush hour in the city.
Posted In: Travel

Weekly Wrap: The post-election economy

Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher from Fortune and Mike Mandel from Visible Economy about the week on Wall Street and beyond.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Don't let the bedbugs bite!

Bedbug infestations have exploded in the last few years, partly because exterminators have limited access to effective insecticides.
Posted In: Environment

Companies unloading cash on mergers

Cautious companies have been hoarding cash, but they're now unloading that stash for acquisitions and mergers. Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into the benefits and pitfalls of these business moves.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Zappos CEO on corporate culture and 'Happiness'

Tony Hsieh, CEO of mega online shoe retailer Zappos.com, talks with Kai Ryssdal about happiness, corporate culture and his new book on these subjects: "Delivering Happiness."

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What's Crazy (feat. J-Live, Stik Figa) [Explicit]
Oddisee, Stik Figa J-Live
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel
Needles In The Camel's Eye (2004 Digital Remaster)
Brian Eno
Raspberry Beret (Extended 12" Version)
Prince