Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Friday, April 10, 2009