Marketplace for October 17, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for October 17, 2011

Electric cars creating buzz

There's a new must have for business travelers in the rental car market: electric vehicles.

Goodbye to cell phone bill shock

Within two years, phone companies must text users when they near their limits.

The return of the impulse buy

Retailers mix old approaches and new technologies so consumers can make quick decisions
Posted In: Retail

Big business filling campaign coffers

President Barack Obama has raised $90 million for his re-election. Taken together, the GOP candidates aren't far behind. Marketplace looks at the biggest contributors.

Deal would create the largest oil and gas pipeline company in North America

Houston-based Kinder Morgan looks to buy rival El Paso Corp. for $21 billion.
Posted In: Oil

Running through the recession

A young Philadelphia woman loses her job and finds a new path to success. In her own words...
Posted In: Economy

$35 billion of jobs bill to go to states

President Obama is breaking up his $447 American Jobs Act into pieces to help push it through Congress. First up is a $35 billion package to go to states.
Posted In: Jobs

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Young + Restless
D-Tension
The Ballad Of Speck And Pebble
Delicate Steve
Instrumental Vision (Deep Mix)
Crocodile
Eye of the Tiger
Survivor
Strange Chemistry
Sackcloth Fashion