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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, October 25, 2012

Microsoft will release Windows 8 tomorrow, but meanwhile, many companies are still resisting change and using Windows 98. A number of airlines are no longer offering long-distance nonstop flights. Amazon.com has gotten into movie-making and money-lending businesses. It looks like financial reforms could dampen the housing market forecast. Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport discusses the importance and reliability of polls. Reporter Stephen Beard talks to Londoners who have left the banking sector and have taken major pay cuts so they could start their own businesses. And Felix Salmon of Reuters talks about American CEOs who want to reduce debt and the deficit.

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