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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.
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.
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.
Kai Ryssdal gets a look at what happened in the markets the last full week of August with business writers Heidi Moore and Megan McArdle from The Atlantic magazine.
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.
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.
The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose in July, but household incomes were unchanged. Bob Moon reports a lot of the extra spending money is coming from our savings.
Marketplace for Friday, August 28, 2009