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Apr 10, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, April 10, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, April 10, 2009

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Signs of an economic turnaround

Apr 10, 2009
After meeting with his economic team, President Obama said there are "glimmers of hope" in the U.S. economy. As John Dimsdsale reports, the president also remains cautious.

Microsoft really wants you to use Vista

Apr 10, 2009
Microsoft will soon end support for XP in an effort to push its Vista operating system. But with many computers still running on XP and a lot of resistance to the newer system is this a good idea? Tamara Keith reports.

Yelp lets businesses respond to reviews

Apr 10, 2009
The review Web site Yelp is unveiling a new feature that will allow businesses to publicly respond to user reviews. Jennifer Collins reports on what happens when everybody's a critic.

Weekly Wrap: A recovery like U, V, or W

Apr 10, 2009
There's been optimism about the economy the past few weeks. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Businessweek's Mike Mandel and Fortune's Katie Benner about what to look for to see if we've really recovered, and what shape it will take.

Lessons learned from last Asian crisis

Apr 10, 2009
Leaders of Asian nations will gather in Thailand to discuss restoring financial stability to the region more than a decade after Southeast Asia was the epicenter of another economic crisis. What has changed? Jeremy Hobson reports.

The price of piracy on shipping

Apr 10, 2009
Somali pirates hijacked a U.S. ship this week off the horn of Africa. Just how much do shipping companies need to spend to prevent these attacks? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Homebuyers get a better price in spring

Apr 10, 2009
Springtime is typically the busiest home buying season. And with banks rolling out programs to make it easier to refinance, there could be signs of life in the housing market. Alex Cohen reports.

Small talk: Bff home, trapezes, lawsuits

Apr 10, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Jeremy Hobson, Betsy Streisand and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories from this week: Paris Hilton's bff house, a Reebok-Cirque du Soleil workout and lawsuits.

Music from the episode

Soul Education Jamiroquai
Easy - Live Lionel Richie

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