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Aug 14, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, August 14, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, August 14, 2009

Segments From this episode

District 9 creates augmented reality

Aug 14, 2009
To get people excited for the release of the alien thriller film District 9, Sony teamed up with marketing firm Trigger to create an augmented reality. Kai Ryssdal finds out what that means from entertainment journalist Claude Brodesser-Akner.

Online competitors move in on shippers

Aug 14, 2009
Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.

Weekly Wrap: The Fed's new role

Aug 14, 2009
Freelance journalist Heidi Moore and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about when the Federal Reserve can start raising interest rates again, and its political role in this economic climate.

An influx of 40-year anniversaries

Aug 14, 2009
August commemorates the 40-year anniversary of Woodstock, and a lot of other things happened in 1969 too. Rico Gagliano explores the surprising number of 40th anniversaries we're experiencing lately.

Who will pay for new federal oversight?

Aug 14, 2009
The Obama administration is grappling with figuring out who will fund the costs for new regulation of the financial system. Steve Henn reports even bankers can't seem to agree.

B of A does away with arbitration rule

Aug 14, 2009
Bank of America is ending a rule that consumer disputes be settled through the arbitration process. Jeremy Hobson reports the bank's move is likely just the beginning.

Dreamliner faces manufacturing woes

Aug 14, 2009
Boeing's new Dreamliner is facing another setback -- a problem with the plane's high-tech skin. Joel Rose reports on Boeing's manufacturing challenges as it switches from aluminum to composite materials.

Music from the episode

Galvanize The Chemical Brothers
Shempi Ratatat
We Move Kompis