Marketplace for Monday, July 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, July 26, 2010

Road Warriors: Edward Webb

Edward Webb, a corporate restructuring consultant, shares the song he listens to to reminds him of the human condition.
Posted In: Music

Records, tapes, CDs, MP3s -- now clouds?

Kai Ryssdal talks to USC Professor Josh Kun about the latest way to get and store music -- computing clouds.
Posted In: Music

Jailbreaking legal, says Library of Congress

The Library of Congress' Copyright Office ruled that "jailbreaking" -- the act of breaking through copyright controls on phones to use your own apps -- is legal. But what does this mean for phone users and service providers?

Data mining pushes marketing to a new level

Every time you swipe one a rewards card at a store, that data goes somewhere to get analyzed. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at the multi-billion dollar data mining industry -- how it has evolved and where it will go.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Retail

New media WikiLeaks uses traditional media for its 'Afghan War Diary'

Wikileaks released a trove of over 90,000 reports on the Afghanistan war to the public on Sunday -- but they first let "traditional" reporters from the New York Times, Der Spiegel and the Guardian take a look at them. Why?

Congressional showdown over taxes this fall

Taxes will be the issue du jour for Congress this fall -- in an election year. Bush Administration-era tax cuts are set to expire, but what kinds of tax cuts and hikes will Congress pass and how will it affect the economy?
Posted In: Taxes

Housing sales jumped in June, but does it really matter?

Marketplace's Amy Scott looks into whether the 24 percent boost in new home sales last month really means anything for the a shrunken housing market and the economy.
Posted In: Housing

American may take BP helm

It's rumored that Robert Dudley, a BP board member and part of the executive management team, will take over the CEO spot. He's an American, from the Gulf Coast even, but will that make a difference?
Posted In: Oil

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The Whitest Boy Alive
The Chemical Brothers
Sympathy For The Devil
The Rolling Stones

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