Marketplace for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elmore Leonard: Why he was drawn to bad guys, but not to Wall Street

Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. In 2010, Leonard sat down with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to discuss why he's drawn to bad guys.

U.K.'s military spending on the chopping block

The cash-strapped United Kingdom has been cutting programs and services left and right, including military spending. Cuts the U.K.'s military budget is cause for concern for British citizens and the United States too.

Frum: Remove caps on how much parties can donate to candidates

Commentator David Frum has an idea on how to reduce the influence of donors on political candidates, so they can focus more on the issues.

Wal-Mart's thinking small

Wal-Mart -- which is know for its massive Supercenter stores -- is reversing course and will be rolling out smaller stores in urban areas.
Posted In: Retail

ICE and LA County continue collaboration over illegal immigrant inmates

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors upheld a program that would allow county sheriff's employees to interview suspected undocumented inmates and pass their findings onto federal immigration officials. The county may save millions with the deportation of undocumented inmates.
Posted In: Immigration, Law

It'll be $300 for your own slice of Apple

Shares for Apple are just over $300, making it the second most valuable company in the U.S. by market capitalization.
Posted In: Wall Street

JPMorgan Chase reports 23 percent increase in 3Q profits

JPMorgan Chase and other banks are focusing on very different things than before the financial crisis.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Criminal Conversation
James Hardway
Bills, Bills, Bills (Album Version)
Destiny's Child
Warning Sign
Talking Heads
Silvery Sleds
Army Navy
King Of New York
Fun Lovin' Criminals

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