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Marketplace for Friday, January 14, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, January 14, 2011

Delta tests out silent auction for overbooked fliers

Flights are more crowded than ever, and that means many fliers could get bumped from an overbooked plane. To deal with this, Delta is trying out a sort of silent auction, where passengers can state what it would take for them to voluntarily give up their seat.
Posted In: Airlines

Attention from regulators may be costing Google business

After news came that Google was trying to buy out a airline data firm, the U.S. Justice Department started looking into the deal. Google's used to government attention, but it may also now be costing the company some business. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Airlines, Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Municipal bond market is still struggling

More than two years after the financial crisis' credit crunch, many cities and states are still feeling the effects -- worries about budget deficits has borrowing costs up and the municipal bond market is struggling. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

Is it possible to predict what's "too big to fail"?

Next week a new government panel is supposed to come up with a list of "systemically important financial institutions" -- those companies that are supposed to be vital to the financial system. But Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says you'll only know it when you see it.
Posted In: Banks

Float, boogie and break: The latest in fitness trends

Kai Ryssdal talks with New York Magazine's Jhoanna Robledo about the unusual fitness classes gyms are offering to get people in the door and in shape.
Posted In: Health

Icelanders stand firm against EU on fishing mackerel

The financial crash, the unpronounceable, erupting volcano... And finally a glimmer of hope for Iceland that has been bearing the wrath of the rest of Europe: Mackerel are swimming up north, giving a boost to its fishing industry. But the EU is not pleased by this change in the waters.

Weekly Wrap: Bank profits

Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC about the week's news from Wall Street and beyond.
Posted In: Banks, Wall Street

Small talk: Duane Reade, keeping credit cards, Chatroulette

Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories involving Duane Reade, outmoded media, and Chatroulette.

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The Walls Came Down (Single Version)
The Call
Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
Son Of Neckbone
The Beastie Boys
Direction
Sackcloth Fashion