Marketplace for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Super PACs are changing the way political campaigns are run. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner explains how important (or unimportant) money is during primary season. Commentator Robert Reich says you can't take the decrease in unemployment numbers at face value. A new study says that the wealth gap is becoming a major issue in people's minds. Sprint has announced that all its phones will go through an environmental certification process. And Kai Ryssdal talks to the president CBS Interactive about the future of television, and to the CEO of Yum Brands about the global expansion of the company.

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Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment
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Sprint's new green standard for phones

The cell phone carrier will evaluate all handsets for environmental impacts.
Posted In: cell phones, Sprint, green technology
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Yum! Brands: A global trifecta

Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands David Novak discusses his new book, "Taking People with You," and talks business and global expansion.
Posted In: leadership, fast food
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The future of television: Content still matters

Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, explains why the future of television is all about premium content.
Posted In: CES, tv, CBS
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Does money buy elections?

Conventional wisdom says the candidate who raises the most money is likely to get the most votes. But is that really true?
Posted In: 2012 election, campaign spending, fundraising, politics
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The mafia is Italy's biggest bank

It's been making big gains during the European debt crisis.
Posted In: mafia, Europe debt crisis
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Super PACs give candidates staying power

Super PACs that can spend unlimited money insure that candidates at the back of the pack won't drop out as quickly as they used to.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC
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Attitudes changing on divide between rich and poor

A Pew survey says Americans now think the conflict between rich and poor is more important than between whites and blacks or immigrants and the native-born.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, pew

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