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Marketplace for Friday, August 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, August 27, 2010

Displaced New Orleans residents migrate to the north shore

As Hurricane Katrina made its way across the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, most people in harm's way evacuated. Tens of thousands of people chose not to return to damaged neighborhoods. But many have made their new lives nearby - as near as the other side of the lake that flooded their homes.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Small Talk: Auto lashes, do-gooders and pet insurance

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about fake lashes for your ride, goody two-shoes and the things pet insurance pays for.

New FTC guidelines apply truth-in-advertising principles to online reviews

Bill Radke talks to New York Times tech report Miguel Helft about a lawsuit between a PR firm and the Federal Trade Commission over fake reviews on the Internet.
Posted In: Law

Weekly Wrap: The Fed and the economy

Bill Radke talks to freelance reporter Heidi Moore and and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal of week's top headlines.
Posted In: Housing

'Tommy John' surgery can extend careers of pitchers

A revolutionary surgery that has a high success rate of repairing elbows to original or even better condition before injury may change the business of baseball.
Posted In: Health, Sports

Billionaire sues high-tech companies over patents

Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about billionaire Paul Allen's multi-patent lawsuit against a slew of top high-tech companies, like Facebook and Google.
Posted In: Law

Bernanke wants consumers and businesses to spend towards a recovery

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke encouraged more consumers and businesses to spend money in a speech this morning. But with confidence lacking in the public, that idea may be a tough sell.
Posted In: Retail, Small Business

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Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
I'm Branded
Los Straitjackets
Welcome to the Jungle
Vitamin String Quartet
Let The Music (Feat. Lmno) [Explicit]
Oddisee Lmno
New Orleans Beat
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys