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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, November 17, 2011

On today's show, we looked at how one might brand Occupy Wall Street. Some retailers are gearing up for Christmas early, while others are sticking to one holiday at a time. You may be charged more for health care if you smoke or are overweight. And we also heard about the history of skyscrapers, and the latest on the NBA lockout.

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Where does Occupy go from here?

Protesters at Occupy L.A.
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The history of the skyscraper

The city skyline is shown during the TIVO launch at Top of the Rock on March 2, 2010 in New York City.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIVO

One holiday at a time

Shoppers Jeri Hull (L) and Karen Brashear (R) wait in line while shopping at Toys'R'Us during the Black Friday sales event on Nov. 27, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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