Marketplace for Monday, November 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting the facts directly from the Black Friday crowd

It takes a lot of commitment to get up early and hit the Black Friday crowds. Marshall Cohen does it for the sake of research. As chief retail analyst at the NPD Group, he gathered data about the retail sales straight from the customers standing in line and in the stores. Cohen talked to Kai Ryssdal about what he found.
Posted In: Retail

Federal workers may not see pay raises for two years

Washington is going to have to make some hard decisions to bring the deficit down. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the potential impact of a pay freeze for federal workers on the deficit.

Punishing private investors may delay economy recovery

Investors may not longer be protected when the economy goes south. But punishing them may force Ireland to make greater austerity cuts. Marketplace's Christopher Werth has more.
Posted In: Investing

Keeping countries in check at U.N. climate summit

The U.N. climate negotiators are at it again for the next two weeks as they meet for a summit in Cancun, Mexico. On the block: making sure countries are following regulations and making an effort in decreasing global warming. Scott Tong talks more about the U.S.'s important role.
Posted In: Environment

How to make a rusty nail wind chime

From Amy Sedaris's new book "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People," the Marketplace staff shows you how to make this crafty project from recycled junk.

Credit unions don't want too much money

Credit unions are struggling to get good returns on their investments, which means they're having a tough time paying interest on accounts. Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

Amy Sedaris on 'Crafting for Poor People'

Kai Ryssdal talks to author and comedian Amy Sedaris about her newest book "Simple Times: Crafting for Poor People."
Posted In: Entertainment

A little spending on science may mean big payout

It seems like spending cuts is the name of the game, but science is one area that investments may potentially create economic benefits without spending a lot. But figuring out where to invest in the science world is a challenge.
Posted In: Education

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R U Listenin'? [Explicit]
Illa J
Diagonals
Stereolab
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Extended Mix)
Echo And The Bunnymen
Rockit
Herbie Hancock