Marketplace for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Africans tough it out in Argentina

Closed doors in Europe and America are pushing Africans to find new destinations, including South America. But what they find in Buenos Aires is not always what they expect. Ian Mount reports.

Airlines keep an eye on extra security

Airline executives are watching the government's reaction to the alleged Christmas Day terror attack in Detroit. John Dimsdale reports they know extra security hassles can affect their bottom line.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Letters: Home sales, green tech, shelter

Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving home sales, green technologies, homeless shelters, and the Marketplace Minute.

Postal deficit may lead to less delivery

The U.S. Postal Service is rethinking the way it does business after losing $3.8 billion last fiscal year. Molly Messick reports the postal service's mission is part of what makes it so hard to meet budget.

The impact of Google's new phone

Miguel Helft, technology reporter for The New York Times, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Google wants to achieve with its new phone and how it might affect the mobile ad market.
Posted In: Internet

Cold snap boosts global commodities

The winter cold snap is expected to increase U.S. heating demand, which is giving oil prices a bump. But it's not just oil the weather's affecting. Sam Eaton reports.

Will consumers jump into 3-D TVs?

ESPN is going to launch a new 3-D channel. With 3-D movies like "Avatar" busting out at the box office, will we all need new TVs and set-top boxes to watch? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science, Sports

Kraft's bid for Cadbury loses sweetness

Kraft Foods' offer for candy maker Cadbury has hit a roadblock: Warren Buffett's company has voted against the bid. Jeremy Hobson reports this deal may be more evidence that not every merger is a match made in heaven.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Future
Cut Copy
Inflation
The Whitest Boy Alive
I Believe In You
Yacht
Three Shades
Nomo