Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Paddy Hirsch, Amy Scott and Phyllis Owens about under-the-radar business stories, including the "Viagra Effect" and Malibu's first town hall.
Up til now, farmers have survived the recession relatively unscathed. But according to a forecast by the U.S. Agriculture Department, farm profits will fall 38% this year. How will this play out at the grocery store? Jeff Tyler reports.
Economist Paul Kedrosky recently flew into Newark Airport and his flight was early. But rather than bask in his extra 15 minutes, he spent a long time trying to figure out why. He takes us on a logistical thrill ride.
Two years ago, the FCC said a single cable provider can't serve more than 30 percent of the nation's subscribers. The cable companies sued, and today they won their case. Alisa Roth explores what this means for consumers.
The FDA's first tobacco regulator will begin work Sept. 14. But Big Tobacco is looking to China's emerging market to keep profits smoking. China bureau chief Scott Tong explains to Kai Ryssdal how smoking is interwoven into Chinese life.
If you think Craigslist or eBay are entertaining places to hock or buy wares, how about radio? Jennifer Collins previews shows around the country which provide an on-air yard sale. Also, she's selling some microphones in good condition.
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