Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano chat with fellow staffers Rod Abid, Deb Clark and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories involving Charles Dickens' toothpick, Wal-Mart's site-to-store shipping, and Obama wrestling.
Earnings at top technology companies like Oracle and RIM, the makers of the Blackberry, have been better than expected. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports investors are hopeful businesses are finally starting to spend money again.
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