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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, January 21, 2013

The inauguration managed to get its own mobile app this year; Politico's Steve Freiss talks about why technology often falls behind of the times. Meanwhile, Barack Obama's Obama for America campaign group -- database, volunteers and all -- is now turning into a nonprofit. Young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong are updating the tailoring business there. The building material that made for colorful countertops decades ago -- Formica -- could be making a green comeback. And Jim Burress reports on how a bakery, a college and a streetcar line that could change the economic fortunes of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood.

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