Marketplace for Friday, May 22, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 22, 2009

Small talk: Airlines, Canada, Pringles

Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Phyllis Owens and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Air New Zealand matchmaking, college students heading to Canada, and Pringles potato chips.

New law forces some pools to pull plug

The Memorial Day weekend is when many public swimming pools open up for the unofficial start of summer. But several pools may remain closed for part of the season due to a new law. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

How retailers plan to lure shoppers

Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks some of the deepest discounts of the year. But in a recession, prices are already low. What can retailers do to attract shoppers? Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Retail

New TV ads to stand out this fall season

The major TV networks have wrapped up their advertising presentations at this year's upfront. MediaWeek's Michael Burgi talks with Kai Ryssdal about how some networks are trying to snare ad money by promising new ways to make ads stand out.
Posted In: Entertainment

Is life a beach for Maryland store?

Many people take the time to get away on Memorial Day weekend. Is it the same during a recession? Perry Pillas owns a beachfront store in Maryland and talks with Kai Ryssdal about how his business is doing.
Posted In: Retail

Weekly Wrap: A reality check

T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks and Fortune magazine's Leigh Gallagher talk with Kai Ryssdal about how to characterize what's going on in the market, and double checking optimism in the economy.

China beats U.S. fiscal stimulus plan

As the U.S. grapples with its first climate change bill, commentator Todd Buccholz says it could learn a lot from China's ambitious climate agenda and its stimulus plan.

The dollar is losing some of its strength

The U.S. dollar was remarkably solid during much of the past year. But now the greenback has hit a low for the year and is on track for its biggest weekly fall in two months. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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FOG / Pneumonia
Autumn Walker
Jets To Brazil
Musik and Charming Melodee
Mary Timony
Summer Crowds In Europe
The Clientele

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