Marketplace for June 3, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for June 3, 2011

Sony and Microsoft: A tale of two hacks

Sony's PlayStation is the target of repeated hacks because the electronics giant responded aggressively to a hacker's work. Microsoft took a different approach to hacks on its Kinect.

Tracking consumers' eyeballs to find out how they shop

Consumer products makers spend billions to find out what sells and why. Now, technology allows companies to see exactly what catches the eye.

Weekly Wrap: Lousy economic indicators and spending cuts

Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal and Cardiff Garcia from the Financial Times' Alphaville blog discuss what's happening with the U.S. economy amid all the lousy economic indicators.

U.S. sale gives Fiat control of Chrysler

The Treasury has agreed to sell its stake in Chrysler, giving Fiat majority control. Will Chrysler's second European marriage succeed?
Posted In: Auto

A surge in those out of work a long time

In a disappointing jobs report, the long-term unemployed made up nearly half of all those without work.
Posted In: Jobs

Small talk: Alarm clock dollar eater, a handy ATM, hipster signing bonus

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: An alarm clock that shreds dollar bills, an ATM that costs an arm and a leg, and a hipster singing bonus.

2030: Albert Brooks' somber look at America's future

Albert Brooks discusses his new novel, "2030," his vision of the future, and how concerned he is about what's happening in the U.S. right now.
Posted In: Books

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Motherlode
Raspberry Beret
Prince
I Mean Business (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Diamond District
What Have We Done?
The Motet