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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, February 25, 2013

The founder of Barnes & Noble wants to buy back the company’s 700 remaining bookstores. With federal budget cuts expected to trigger by the end of the week,  we run through the consequences -- which may not be as nightmarish as predicted. David Gura takes a look at Pete Peterson, the billionaire who's spent millions of dollars, over decades, campaigning for a long-term solution to the national debt. Do rising gas and food prices prove inflation is alive and well? We hear about why you might expect to see more robots in your doctor's office in the future. And music producer Clive Davis discusses his autobiography, "The Soundtrack of My Life."

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