Marketplace for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Controversy hit the football field last night, when a substitute referee called a Seattle Seahawks pass a touchdown -- though seemingly everyone else in the world says a Green Bay player intercepted the ball. Besides angering Packers fans, that one call could cost the NFL a whole lot more. Myspace has unveiled a new look and a new mission, but in a Facebook world the question is -- who actually uses Myspace? Plus, we look at the Republicans' modified version of the Buffett Rule bill, the potential invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes, apples in China, and how the economic climate affects our music playlists.

Obama weighs in on disputed NFL call

What did the president have to say about the controversial ruling made by referees at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game?
Posted In: NFL, Barack Obama

Myspace tries yet another comeback act

The once-popular social media site is revamping its look and aiming to be a destination for musicians and artists.
Posted In: MySpace, Facebook

For pop music, it's the economy, stupid!

How the economy influences our taste in pop music. Hint: Ballads aren't big in recessions.
Posted In: Music, economic downturn

Controversial call costs Packers more than a victory

Last night's decision by replacement refs has ripple effects on teams, betting outfits, and the referee's labor dispute
Posted In: Sports, football, labor, NFL

Not taxed enough? Check here to pay more

House Republicans have passed a bill to allow for voluntary contributions on tax forms. While the Treasury already welcomes donations, they typically only receive a few million dollars each year -- far from enough to pay down the deficit.
Posted In: tax, Buffett Rule

Some see dollar signs in invasive fish

U.S. exporters hope to sate Chinese demand for Asian carp.
Posted In: fishing, fish, asian carp

In Morocco, some dream of a kingly gift

In Morocco, unemployment hovers at around 15 percent and many dream of receiving a license from the king to operate a business -- such as a bus company.
Posted In: Morocco

This apple product from China might come as a surprise

China grows eight times as many apples as the U.S., and supplies most of the concentrate used to make apple juice here. But as more Chinese can afford fresh apples, concentrate prices are soaring.
Posted In: apples, China, apple juice

Music from this show

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The Matador Has Fallen
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Father And Son
Apollo Brown
Disparate Youth
Funky 24hrs a Day (Instrumental)
Every Single Night
Fiona Apple

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