Marketplace for Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, October 1, 2009

Are textbooks history in the digital era?

States across the country are slashing education budgets, forcing schools to cut expenses. One option getting a lot of attention is digital textbooks. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Education, Internet

New DJ gadgets offer a different spin

G4's Kevin Pereira talks with Kai Ryssdal about new portable devices that make it easier for deejays to mix, sample and make their own music.
Posted In: Science

A new way to explain the markets

Financial Times editor John Authers talks with Kai Ryssdal about what has happened the past few years to change our view of the markets, and new ideas economists are exploring to account for market behavior.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Pay plan helps Indians fit into Levis

In India a pair of Levis is a symbol of wealth. Raymond Thibodeaux reports getting the jeans is about to become easier for millions of Indians who can buy them on installment.
Posted In: Retail

IMF report: We may need more stimulus

A new IMF report suggests all the funds used by the U.S. and other countries to stimulate the global economy may not have been enough. Bob Moon reports.

Chamber fights consumer agency plan

The Obama administration wants to create an agency to protect consumers from dangerous financial products, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending millions to attack the idea. Steve Henn reports.

What B of A's next CEO faces

There's no word on who will replace Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis when he steps down at the end of the year. Jeremy Hobson reports the bank's size means it won't be an easy road for his successor.
Posted In: Economy

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Golden Cage
The Whitest Boy Alive
Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Paper Planes (DFA Remix)

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