Marketplace for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, September 3, 2010

Fashion may be going high-tech

Ball gowns that literally make you glow, a chic mini dress that doubles as phone -- these aren't ideas from the future, but ideas that are already available on the market. Janet Babin reports.

Verizon brings pay-as-you-go- smartphone plans

Verizon introduced pay-as-you-go plans for many of the smartphones it offers. With the high cost of smartphone plans, Verizon may open itself to a new market with its lower cost deals.

Lessons BP learned from the oil spill

Marketplace's Eve Troeh looks at some of what BP learned, but as one engineer points out, those lessons are just the start.

Weekly Wrap: The recession and more stimulus

Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and Felix Salmon from Reuters about the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Food price surge may not lead to chaos

Food riots are starting to break out with the spike in food prices -- particularly wheat -- like the last time food costs jumped two years ago. Will the wheat shortage cause a repeat of the unrest two years ago?
Posted In: Agriculture

Will a payroll tax cut mean more jobs?

One idea the president may propose in his jobs plan is a temporary cut in payroll taxes to encourage hiring. But critics say that once the taxes are raised again, high unemployment numbers will be back.

Recession changing the way we live

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about job creation and how long-term unemployment is redirecting many Americans' life choices.
Posted In: Jobs

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Southern Girl (feat. Frankie Beverly) [2004 - Remastered]
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Stay By Me
Annie Lennox
Brother Lee
Citizen Cope

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