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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Staying in paper in a digital world

Kai Ryssdal talks to Paris Review Editor Lorin Stein about how to make a literary journal work in the 21st century.

Tax cuts and their effect on the economy

Both Democrats and Republicans are calling for the extension of the Bush tax cuts -- but of course, applied in different ways. But do tax cuts really have any effect on the economy?
Posted In: Taxes

No 'blog tax' in Philadelphia

But the city has an unrelenting small business tax that requires you to pay taxes on any money you make -- even if it's just $11 a year from Google Ads.
Posted In: Small Business, Taxes

Letters: Hopeful, hopelessness, pension funds

Kai Ryssdal reads through your letters. You were upset that Kai and the Weekly Wrap crew sounded so hopeless. One listener didn't feel so hopeful about all the mergers and acquisitions that have been going on.

Cuba's big transition from public to private

Reporter Kenny Malone talks to Cuba experts to see how they expect Cuba will be affected by layoff of half a million public sector workers.
Posted In: Jobs, Small Business

How AIG will pay back $49 billion

Kai Ryssdal talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Serena Ng about how the insurance company AIG intends to repay bail out funds back to the federal government.

Ritz-Carlton introduces loyalty program

Clutch the pearls! The posh Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced that it will start a frequent-stay rewards program for its guests.

Who'll head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

There was much talk of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before and after the financial reform bill passed and a lot of speculation that Elizabeth Warren would be the head of it -- but that is still yet to be determined.

Music from this show

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Treat Yo Mama (full-length/album version)
John Butler Trio
'03 Bonnie and Clyde
Can You Flow?
Taxman, Mr. Thief
Cheap Trick