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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, February 17, 2012

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.

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