Marketplace for Friday, October 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, October 8, 2010

Small Talk: Baby's e-presence, the reputation of clowns

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about Costco's survivalist, or ultimate lazy grocery shopper, deal; clowns defending their image; and babies on the Internet, even while in utero.

The French do get off their derrieres

Professor Robert Zaretsky tells Kai Ryssdal that the French are productive -- in spite of all the strikes. It's just that Americans don't understand the French perspective on work and living.

College educated more likely to marry

Marriage overall has declined, but a new study finds that people without college degrees are delaying marriage, whereas more of their bachelor's-holding counterparts are tying the knot, in a reversal of marriage trends.

Weekly Wrap: The housing crisis

Kai Ryssdal talks to the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and CNBC's John Carney about the latest on foreclosures and the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

Giving TV and movie props a second chance

It took a lot of stuff to create the world of a woman in search of herself in "Eat, Pray and Love" or the judging room of "America's Next Top Model." After wrap, many props are thrown away, but some entrepreneurs are saving props and re-selling them.
Posted In: Entertainment

Can the Fed help fix the economy?

The Fed may jump in and try to help speed the recovery -- some think the Fed's next move is to buy more bonds. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith takes a look at what could happen if the Fed did just that.

Jobs numbers: 'Steady but certainly disappointing'

If you take a closer look at the jobs added in September to keep the unemployment rate steady, many of the jobs are low-paying, temporary jobs -- not exactly the jobs of a recovery.
Posted In: Jobs

NJ-NY tunnel cancellation not good for the long-term

The New Jersey governor's decision to pull funding from the New York-New Jersey commuter rail may give some temporary relief, but it also may have a negative long-term impact for both New Jersey and New York City.

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What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Yakety Yak
The Coasters

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