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Microsoft may be by far the biggest maker of the software that operates desktop and laptop computers. But in the fast-growing smartphone industry, Microsoft is stuck on call waiting. The company hopes to make a connection with the release of its Windows 7 operating system for mobile devices. John Dimsdale reports.
The Internet has hurt newspapers and the post office. And you would think you could add the phone book to the list, yet the telephone directory is still hanging on. Ammon Shea, author of "The Phone Book: The Curious History of the Book That Everyone Uses But No One Reads," talks with Bill Radke about why the phone book may survive.
The Nobel Prize in Economics has been announced and two Americans have won along with a British professor. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about who the winners are and whether their victory was a surprise.
You might not know it, but it's the holidays already. Retailers keep cutting prices. You may see some good Columbus Day sales. But will we see killer Black Friday deals later this fall? Nancy Marshall Genzer checks it out.
A new Wall Street Journal article says some of the giant signing bonuses Wall Street firms paid out haven't worked out so well lately. Why? The article's author, Aaron Lucchetti, talks the details with Bill Radke.
The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons. They look just like real ones, they're easy to transport and quick to deploy.
The world's financial leaders got together over the weekend to diffuse a potential currency war. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Bill Radke about what happened at the meeting and what will happen going forward.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 11, 2010