Apr 13, 2012

Marketplace for Friday, April 13, 2012

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Google splits its stock, which lowers the price to buy in but also limits the power of many shareholders. Commentator Randall Kenneth Jones explains why the term "professional courtesy" has never been more vital to business. This year's warm winter…

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Presidential candidates likely to pass on public money

Apr 13, 2012
This year's presidential race could be the most expensive ever, and neither President Obama nor his presumed opponent Mitt Romney are expected to accept public financing of their campaigns -- it just wouldn't be enough.

Google's stock-splitting power grab

Apr 13, 2012
By adding a new class of non-voting shares, Google's top guns will gain even greater control over the giant search company.

It's time to bring back professional courtesy

Apr 13, 2012
Commentator Randall Kenneth Jones says it's not only good for morale, it's good for the bottom line too.

Weekly Wrap: Bank profits and the housing market

Apr 13, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Major profits from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan, whether the American housing market has hit a bottom and the European debt crisis.

The art (and business) of charisma

Apr 13, 2012
Olivia Fox Cabane, charisma coach and author of the book, "The Charisma Myth," offers a charisma assessment.

Small talk: A backlit Nook, worst jobs, growing chairs

Apr 13, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A Nook e-reader that won't disturb others, a list of the best, worst and most stressful jobs in the U.S., and an artist is growing chairs.

Weird weather vexes alfalfa farmers

Apr 13, 2012
A warm winter followed by frosts has Wisconsin farmers confused about when to harvest alfalfa. It’s the main food source for dairy cows.

Google splits its stock, which lowers the price to buy in but also limits the power of many shareholders. Commentator Randall Kenneth Jones explains why the term “professional courtesy” has never been more vital to business. This year’s warm winter has many farmers scratching their heads about when to harvest in order to get the best-quality greens. We hear about how technology may in fact help save the printed page. And Kai Ryssdal talks to author Olivia Cabane about his level of charisma and about how charisma and charm applies to business.

Music from the episode

Sweet Child O' Mine Vitamin String Quartet
Grandstand Beats Antique

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