Feb 25, 2011

Marketplace for February 25, 2011

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Marketplace for February 25, 2011

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Small talk: Blockbuster karma, non-jobs, and a robot marathon

Feb 25, 2011
Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Jennifer Collins, Adriene Hill and Ethan Lindsey about under-the-radar business stories involving Blockbuster, England's non-jobs, and robots running a marathon.

Oscar essential: The movie trailer

Feb 25, 2011
Just about every movie has a trailer that previews it -- and new technology and editing are changing trailers as much as movies.

U.S. growth slows as states spend less

Feb 25, 2011
U.S. gross domestic product growth in the last quarter of 2010 was lower than estimated because spending by state and local governments declined.

What makes a film risky

Feb 25, 2011
Lauren Bailey from the insurer Fireman's Fund discusses the different aspects of a film that might make it riskier to insure.

Weekly Wrap: The price of crude oil

Feb 25, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC about the week in news.

What the West may be able to do for the Middle East

Feb 25, 2011
Writer and commentator Reza Aslan talks about what comes next for the Middle East, and how the West may be able to help.

Google tweaks algorithm to weed out content farms

Feb 25, 2011
Google changed its algorithm today to prevent adversarial results from clogging searches.

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