Aug 20, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, August 20, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, August 20, 2010

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Zappos CEO on corporate culture and 'Happiness'

Aug 19, 2010
Tony Hsieh, CEO of mega online shoe retailer Zappos.com, talks with Kai Ryssdal about happiness, corporate culture and his new book on these subjects: "Delivering Happiness."

Companies unloading cash on mergers

Aug 20, 2010
Cautious companies have been hoarding cash, but they're now unloading that stash for acquisitions and mergers. Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into the benefits and pitfalls of these business moves.

Don't let the bedbugs bite!

Aug 20, 2010
Bedbug infestations have exploded in the last few years, partly because exterminators have limited access to effective insecticides.

Weekly Wrap: The post-election economy

Aug 20, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher from Fortune and Mike Mandel from Visible Economy about the week on Wall Street and beyond.

'Yellowstone Flush': Traffic at Yellowstone National Park

Aug 20, 2010
Visitors of Yellowstone National Park may rush off to the popular park to get away and reconnect with nature. But the cars pack the popular park in the summertime, and may remind you of rush hour in the city.

Will Groupon go big or stay local?

Aug 20, 2010
Groupon usually focuses its offer on local small businesses, but yesterday launched their first deal with a big brand. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith looks into whether this is a positive or negative step on the popular deals website.