Marketplace for Friday, October 9, 2009

Episode Description 

Small Talk: Drinking, Beatles, flu suits

Enough of the real news. It's time for the tidbits that didn't make the headlines, courtesy of Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and members of the Marketplace staff.

Finding a way up when you're down

In Jess Walter's new novel, the protagonist is upside down on his house, out of a job, and a failure at starting a business. But he's got a comeback plan.

Weekly Wrap: Examining the collapse

Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and John Carney from Clusterstock.com review the business and financial events of the week with Kai Ryssdal.

Recovery is slow to get on board

One of the ways to find out if the economy is bouncing back is to check how much is being shipped by trains, trucks and ships. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman did just that and reports on what he found.

Newscorp, AP put a price on the news

Newscorp and the Associated Press say they will be putting a price on their news content and stepping up efforts to go after people who use it without paying. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet

Comcast's changes to NBC would show

If General Electric's rumored sale of NBC Universal to Comcast goes through, consumers would see some noticeable differences in what they watch. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Mortgage rescues fall short for millions

Despite the gains in the housing market, programs to help at-risk homeowners aren't doing enough to save millions of American from foreclosure, according to a new report. Steve Henn has the story.
Posted In: Housing

Will scented candles light men's fire?

Products marketed to men are generally portrayed as things only a real man would want. Deodorant that withstands the elements! Cars that eat up the road! Food that slays your hunger! Candles? Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Retail