Marketplace for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Snackifying" drinks for convenience and better nutrition

PepsiCo is about to launch a new snack that consists of pureed fruit. It's part of a new food movement to blend beverages and food as a type of convenience and to promote better nutrition. Beverage industry consultant Tom Pirko talks to Bob Moon about why this is happening.
Posted In: Food

Finding deals costs money

More than 35 million people subscribe to Groupon's daily online coupon offers. So why does the company need money? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

How will China's auto changes affect U.S. carmakers?

Soon, Chinese buyers of small vehicles will lose a big government tax incentive. On top of that, Beijing's city hall is cutting the number of license plates issued to reduce congestion. What does this mean for American automakers angling for a piece of the action in China? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

What went wrong with the euro in 2010?

Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's European correspondent Stephen Beard about the euro's precipitous slide down in 2010 and what the biggest threat to the 11-year-old currency might be.

Building success the old-fashioned way

It's hard to think you can do business without e-mail or hedge funds, but Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio found a businessman who is doing just that -- and his business is growing.
Posted In: Small Business

Letters: The Census, Christmas music, pesticides

Bob Moon reads your responses to stories we did on strawberries and pesticides, weird Christmas music and the Census.

REICH: A tale of two U.S. economies

Commentator Robert Reich gives his predictions about the American economy in the new year.

Music from this show

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No Cars Go
Arcade Fire
Acá Entera
Javiera Mena
The Whale Song
Modest Mouse
A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under [Explicit]
Why?
The Last Wars
Karate
Hell, Heaven
Parlovr