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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, May 17, 2012

According to the latest Gallup polls, one presidential candidate has a nine-point edge in American opinion of who would best fix the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, it looks like JPMorgan's recent bad bet could be costing the company more than just $2 billion. Pinterest has become the latest social company to get a billion-dollar valuation. The U.S. Census made it official today: minority families are having more children than whites -- and businesses are getting ready. We also hear about the booming economy in Mongolia, how a band is fighting back against Ticketmaster's steep fees and the Euro Challenge competition.

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