Marketplace for Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Severe droughts across the nation are affecting nearly every level of production. Kai Ryssdal talks to Ken Lenox, a fifth-generation cattle rancher from Missouri, about the effects of the drought on his land, and reporter Eve Troeh explains what happens when water becomes a hot commodity. Flying these days can be painful, but some airports are hoping to help things along with self-serve machines for everything from check-in to boarding. The new book, "Significant Objects," explores how tchotchkes can be made valuable just through simple storytelling. And Funny or Die's local news team KFOD brings a special report on the rising price of movie tickets.
Posted In: apple, samsung
The judge says Samsung did not copy Apple's iPad design for its Galaxy Tab. In return, Apple's punishment will be pretty public.
Posted In: humor
Movie tickets have risen since 1902. We turn to the local Funny Or Die news team, KFOD, for answers.
Posted In: Agriculture, cattle, drought, disaster
Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.
Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn's new book, "Significant Objects," is an experiment in good storytelling and a good sales pitch.