Marketplace for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hollywood shuffle reflects new strategy

Universal Pictures and Disney have replaced the movie makers running their film studios with executives adept at marketing. Cynthia Littleton of Daily Variety tells Kai Ryssdal how the changes point to the studios' changing business model.
Posted In: Entertainment

Cheat at golf, cheat at work

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely tells Kai Ryssdal about a survey of golfers that exposed how their approach to the game correlated to the way they worked.
Posted In: Jobs, Sports

An oil-trading world without the dollar?

A U.K. newspaper report says Persian Gulf countries want to stop selling oil for dollars. What's the chance of that happening? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Oil

Just don't call it another stimulus plan

Democrats are talking about what else they could do to get the economy moving. One idea: taking more action against unemployment by extending safety net programs and introducing tax incentives. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Letters: tire tariffs, Kenya, combat pay

Listeners chimed in on our coverage of the Obama administration's trade policies, the drought in Kenya and whether we should take liberties with the definition of "combat pay."

Tatler: 300 years and still strong

Tatler Magazine has had its thumb on the pulse of upper-class society in London for three centuries. And while many iconic print publications are struggling to stay alive, Tatler's doing just fine. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Internet

How the GI Bill changed the economy

The new GI Bill gives vets money for tuition, housing and books. But paying for GIs' educations is nothing new. Stephen Smith of American Radioworks explores how the first GI Bill's push to education helped shape the U.S. economy.

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Dress Up In You
Belle And Sebastian
Penny & Jack
The Essex Green
Everything Counts
Depeche Mode