Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2010

Final note: Trading stock for food

In this final note, Kai Ryssdal reviews a new practice a New York restaurant is undertaking: trading stock certificates for food. But not all shares will you buy a steak.

More Americans face underemployment

Nearly nine million Americans are underemployed -- people who have had their hours reduced, work part time or are on contract. Thanks to the recession, this group has never been bigger. Dan Bobkoff reports.
Posted In: Jobs

A storyteller's take on finance

Fiction writer John Lanchester talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "I.O.U.," and the true-life story about what has happened to the global banking system over the past few years.
Posted In: Books

Apple looks ahead by ditching Flash

Apple's hugely popular devices don't run Adobe Flash, which is causing tension between the two companies. Why would apple shun Flash? Commentator Farhad Manjoo offers a few ideas.

A friend request from the U.S. gov't

The government is delving into social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to solve crimes and recruit soldiers. But it's not clear what guidelines government agencies have to follow. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Internet

Heinz squeezes out new ketchup packet

Heinz is replacing the little foil squeeze packets you find at fast-food restaurants with a new packet they call "Dip & Squeeze." Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

Health spending continues to soar

U.S. spending on health care hit an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009, and taxpayers are footing more of that bill than anyone thought. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Toyota's woes filter down to dealer

As Toyota's problems continue, dealers are stuck with inventory hanging around and having to fix customers' cars. Brett Neely reports on how the automaker's issues are affecting one dealership.
Posted In: Auto

Music from this show

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I'm Gone (featuring Trek Life) [Explicit]
Oddisee
Whats Your Priority
D-Tension
Let It Rock (featuring Lil Wayne)
Kevin Rudolf
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Cleanin' Out My Closet (Album Version) [Explicit]
Eminem

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