Marketplace for Friday, September 10, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, September 10, 2010

Small Talk: The Eternal Happiness Meal, lying pants

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers vanity sizing for men, the NYT publisher's stunning idea that newspapers may eventually not be printed on paper and the everlasting Happy Meal.

Writing music that sells in a recession

A down economy can be a boon for upbeat music. Jeremy Hobson checks in with musicians in Nashville to see what they're singing about.
Posted In: Music

Weekly Wrap: Who is better off now?

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to financial journalist Heidi Moore and CNBC's John Carney about the week on Wall St., Washington, and beyond.

Fashion's Night Out may not lead to sales

Fashion's Night Out started in New York City in the recession, as a way to get customers into stores. This year's FNO kicks off tonight, but will customers buy?
Posted In: Retail

What does the Council of Economic Advisors do?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Stanford Professor Keith Hennessey about the role of the Council of Economic Advisors and how they help the president make economic policy decisions.
Posted In: Jobs

So much 'Freedom,' not a lot of happiness

Kai Ryssdal talks to author Jonathan Franzen about his new book "Freedom: A Novel."

Music from this show

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Ecstasy
Rusted Root
Vogue
Madonna
Breakdown featuring Jack Johnson (Album Version)
Handsome Boy Modeling School