Marketplace for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Letters: What you're doing to help this season

We hear from listeners about their charitable giving this season.
Posted In: Charity

"Hack-tivism" can be pricey for businesses

On the outer limits of the Wikileaks scandal is the series of online attacks that have taken down a number of websites of companies that have stopped processing donations to Wikileaks. The websites are back to normal now, but preventing future attacks can be expensive for businesses.
Posted In: Internet

Bringing greater transparency to nonprofits

Kai Ryssdal talks to Ned Breslin, CEO of the nonprofit Water for People, about the group's FLOW system, which measures the successes -- or failures -- of water projects around the world in real time.
Posted In: Charity, Environment

The potential impact of the tax cut extension

Whether it's called a stimulus package or not, many economists believe that President Obama's tax cut extension agreement with Republicans will stimulate the economy.
Posted In: Taxes

What's in a name?

At a New York trademark auction, Lucky Whip, Meister Brau, and Collier's Magazine were a few brands that were up for grabs. Marketplace's Jennifer Collins discovers the value of a brand name.

FRUM: The Silver Rush

Commentator David Frum talks about the latest commodity craze, silver, and its impact on the economy.
Posted In: Investing

The white-collar struggle in "The Company Men"

A new film opening this weekend in select cities is offering a view of life that most everyone in America has seen in some way: layoffs. John Wells, the director and producer of "The Company Men," talks to Kai Ryssdal about what he discovered about the recession as he was making the film.
Posted In: Entertainment

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W.F.L. (Think About The Future Mix)
Happy Mondays
I Love That Party With The Monkey Kitty
The Spinanes

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