Apr 22, 2011

Marketplace for April 22, 2011

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Marketplace for April 22, 2011

Segments From this episode

Small Talk: Mommy juice, superhero unemployment

Apr 22, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Florida wants its unemployed to feel like superheroes, "Mommy" comes under copyright violation, and German circuses duke it out.

Work in literature and in American culture

Apr 22, 2011
Writer Richard Ford talks about writing about work for his new fiction anthology, "Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories About Work," and about the role of work in American culture.

How and why mobile devices are tracking us

Apr 22, 2011
It's not particularly new news that cell phones and mobile devices can track wherever we go, but who's doing the tracking and how has changed significantly in recent years.

Michigan rethinks its tax code

Apr 22, 2011
As Michigan's governor attempts to close a budget gap of more than $1 billion, a tax credit for the working poor may disappear, and small businesses might get a break on taxes.

Amazon "cloud" server problems persist

Apr 22, 2011
Two days of service interruption by Amazon's giant server network show how many companies depend on "cloud computing."

Automakers rethink supply strategy after quake

Apr 22, 2011
Toyota says full production won't resume until year's end. VW, Hyundai are spared disruptions but look for new ways to manage supply chain risk.

Weekly Wrap: Earnings season

Apr 22, 2011
Reviewing the week on Wall Street. This week: earnings season is big for tech and manufacturing, but what about banks?

Music from the episode

California DJ Quik Featuring AMG
Selling Records Pregnant