Marketplace for Friday, November 16, 2012

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The iconic cake maker Hostess is shutting down their ovens for good. The deadline for states to create health insurance exchanges has been pushed back to December. As the fiscal cliff looms, the popular mortgage interest deduction might be on the chopping block. California could be on the verge of a surplus. Kai Ryssdal checks back in with gas-station owner Oz Elma in Pelham, N.Y., about the fuel situation there. And Queena Kim explores how bosses with bad attitudes used to be acceptable as long as they brought in big profits, but now companies are now asking that executives play nice.

Behaving badly at Apple and Microsoft

Since when did being “difficult” become a handicap in tech?
Posted In: Tech, apple, Microsoft

Congressional leaders meet about the fiscal cliff

The Weekly Wrap dissects today's meeting at the White House over the fiscal cliff.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, fiscal cliff

Farewell Hostess, long live Twinkies

As Hostess Brands moves to close down, it seeks to sell its iconic brands like Twinkies and Wonder Bread to the highest bidder.
Posted In: Hostess, Twinkies

Making sense of health care exchanges

After states decide whether to set up their own exchanges, or let the federal government do it, then comes the hard part.
Posted In: health insurance, health exchange

A New York gas station is back in business

Checking back in with a gas station manager in Pelham, N.Y., after his station gets fuel.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, gas shortage, gas prices, New York

Can California celebrate a revenue turnaround?

California's debt is shrinking, for now, thanks to voters who approved a tax hike and a growing economy.
Posted In: california, Taxes, recession

Whither the mortgage interest tax deduction?

Tweaks to homeowner deduction -- seen as cornerstone of American Dream -- could be part of 'cliff' deal.
Posted In: Housing, mortgage interest deduction, fiscal cliff

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Hot Cakes
El Ten Eleven
Modern Man
Arcade Fire
It Gets Dark
Holy Ghost!
Mathematics [Explicit]
Mos Def

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