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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yahoo announces its laying off 14 percent of its employees today -- the sixth major layoff in four years at the tech company. Burger King is planning on going public again. Commentator Robert Reich discusses whether large banks should be broken up. Despite an economic crisis and high unemployment, Spanish consumers are buying iPhones and iPads like mad. And in our Food for 9 Billion series, a look at Brazil's Zero Hunger program.

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An advertisement for an Apple store in Spain. Spain is suffering the highest unemployment rate in Europe right now and is trying to shrink a major budget deficit. Still, Spaniards are buying up pricey Apple products -- and the company is taking notice.
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