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Marketplace for Friday, May 21, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, May 21, 2010

Small talk: Mascots, ATMs and libraries

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Matt Berger, Stacey Vanek-Smith, and Rob Schmitz about new Olympic mascots, ATM fees, and library fines.

Step back and explore the plenitude

Juliet Schor talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Plenitude," and how we have everything we need right now to start living more sustainable lives.

Will 'Lost' retain a cult following?

"Lost" has what you could safely call a devoted fan base, but Nancy Farghalli reports the series might not have the afterlife of earlier cult television favorites.
Posted In: Entertainment

Weekly Wrap: Financial overhaul bill

Heidi Moore from the Big Money and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal talk to Kai Ryssdal about the latest in the financial reform bill.
Posted In: Wall Street

Sex in the City on a recessionary break

"Sex and the City 2" opens next weekend. Eve Troeh reports retailers are eager for fans to use this weekend for a little or a lot of pre-opening shopping.
Posted In: Entertainment

Tesla and Toyota go for green market

Tesla is looking to expand its base, and has turned to Toyota for help. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

Restaurant worker insurance made easy

The National Restaurant Association and United Health Group are teaming up to provide health insurance coverage to millions of uninsured restaurant workers. Janet Babin looks at the new initiative.
Posted In: Food, Health

European worries rattling markets

If you really want to know what's making all the waves in equities -- stocks -- you've got to look at debt -- bonds, the credit markets. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Wall Street