Marketplace for Friday, January 13, 2012

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Delta Airlines is rumored to be eyeing a merger with American. Kai Ryssdal checks back in with trucker Don Holzschuh on what 2012 feels like behind the wheel. In the latest in our Future of TV series, commentator Rob Long talks about why the future of television belongs to upstarts and disruptors. And 'silent discos' are spreading in Paris.

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One word to describe the future of television: more. More everything. And that' s going to change the lives of those in the business of TV.
Posted In: tv, television

In noise-averse Paris, 'silent discos' spread

Many young Parisians want to listen to loud music, but don’t want to annoy their neighbors -- so they’re using headphones at their parties.
Posted In: France, Music

Delta and American Airlines could merge

A possible merger of Delta and American could bring higher ticket prices, a tough fight for competitors and more convenience for business travelers.
Posted In: airline industry, American Airlines, Delta

The recovery? Just trucking along...

We talked to trucker Don Holzschuh last August about he felt about the way things were going economically. Now, a check-in.
Posted In: Economy, trucking

Letters: Yum! Brands and TV ads

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: The future of TV advertising, Yum! Brands' worldwide dominance and what a Marketplace job interview is like.
Posted In: letters

Anti-Romney video called 'highly misleading'

The Washington Post looks at the facts presented in a video made by a super PAC supporting Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich.
Posted In: super PAC

NCAA stipend proposal raises amateur athletics questions

Boise State University President Bob Kustra discusses why he's against a proposal that would offer $2,000 stipends to student athletes, and why it's time to take a closer look at Division I football and men's basketball.
Posted In: Sports, NCAA, college sports

Weekly Wrap: Europe downgrade, JPMorgan

Reviewing the week’s headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The Europe downgrade, JPMorgan's earnings and are we really in a recovery?
Posted In: Wall Street, Weekly Wrap

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