Marketplace for Monday, August 4, 2008

Episode Description 

A good deal or a steal?

The Internet has transformed bargain hunting as we know it, but it's also changed the way thieves unload stolen goods, making fencing hot items easier than ever before. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Airport buyer beware

While you're waiting for a flight, you and your wallet are a captive audience for retail shops. Commentator Moira Manion explains how working in the airport can give an employee's conscience a workout.
Posted In: Retail

What you're saying without speaking

Those twitchy feet may give away more about you than you think. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Carol Kinsey Goman about the secret language of non-verbal cues.

Reinventing brands for China

The Olympics have moved the spotlight to China and the marketers from the West are following quick behind. But how best to present your product to a vastly different culture? Scott Tong reports.

Advertisers not fully sold on MySpace

Social networks like MySpace offer marketers the ability to target messages precisely, but many are still leery of the unpredictable content their ads will be seen alongside. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

Get ready for the Almost-a-Dollar menu

The down economy has consumers turning to fast food to cut costs, but rising commodity prices mean places with Dollar Menus like McDonald's may have to consider some inflation of their own. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Food

Ford, GM consider engine partnership

Stiff foreign competition is reportedly driving two domestic rivals to consider a big partnership. Ford and GM may be teaming up to develop new engines. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Turning down the heat on inflation

When the Fed gets together to discuss interest rates on Tuesday, inflation and the high prices consumers are seeing will be at the top of the agenda. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Music from this show

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Oracular Spectacular
City Slab Horror (With Tracks From Blubberknife)
Very Best Of
Return of the Bastard
No Need To Be Downhearted

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