Marketplace for Friday, February 17, 2012

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Google is once again in the hot seat for its privacy practices. The federal government plans to raise money by auctioning electromagnetic space. Making claims of military bravery may land you a nice date or a better job, but commentator Scott Lyon says lying about it is damaging to real veterans. And the streets of Athens are raging in fury over the new austerity measures and reforms -- but while some burn down government buildings, others express their frustration through the arts.

Military impostors hurt real veterans

Former Marine and commentator Scott Lyon says impostors give Americans a false view of veterans.
Posted In: impostors, veterans, military

Letters: 'Our Black Year,' dirty cash, living alone

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Patronizing black businesses, the filthiness of cash and the perks of living alone.
Posted In: letters

Greeks channel financial woes through song

As Greece faces yet another deadline to adopt more austerity measures and reforms, some Greeks have turned to satire and song to express their frustration and fury over the country's continued economic misery.
Posted In: Greece, Greek debt, opera

Congress finds funds in the airwaves

Parts of the broadcast spectrum will be auctioned off to help cover the costs of the payroll tax cut and extended long-term unemployment benefits. Even a sliver of spectrum could bring a big chunk of cash.
Posted In: payroll tax, Broadcast, wireless, bandwidth

Weekly Wrap: A nascent recovery

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: the budget, a payroll tax cut deal and the stock market.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Google and others track Apple users

Reporter Julia Angwin discusses her story in the Wall Street Journal detailing the tracking of Apple iPhone users.
Posted In: Tech, web privacy, Google, apple, safari

Small talk: New car smell, Girl Scout cookies

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Girl Scouts get high-tech, that new car smell is toxic and getting to Ecuador if you're a retiree.
Posted In: Girl Scouts, new car, Ecuador, Retirement

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Swagger
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Dilettante
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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
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