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Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galigano talk with fellow Marketplace staffers Dalasie Michaelis, John Haas, and Adriene Hill about under-the-radar business stories involving Duane Reade, outmoded media, and Chatroulette.
The financial crash, the unpronounceable, erupting volcano... And finally a glimmer of hope for Iceland that has been bearing the wrath of the rest of Europe: Mackerel are swimming up north, giving a boost to its fishing industry. But the EU is not pleased by this change in the waters.
Kai Ryssdal talks with New York Magazine's Jhoanna Robledo about the unusual fitness classes gyms are offering to get people in the door and in shape.
Next week a new government panel is supposed to come up with a list of "systemically important financial institutions" -- those companies that are supposed to be vital to the financial system. But Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says you'll only know it when you see it.
More than two years after the financial crisis' credit crunch, many cities and states are still feeling the effects -- worries about budget deficits has borrowing costs up and the municipal bond market is struggling. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
After news came that Google was trying to buy out a airline data firm, the U.S. Justice Department started looking into the deal. Google's used to government attention, but it may also now be costing the company some business. Steve Henn explains.
Flights are more crowded than ever, and that means many fliers could get bumped from an overbooked plane. To deal with this, Delta is trying out a sort of silent auction, where passengers can state what it would take for them to voluntarily give up their seat.
Marketplace for Friday, January 14, 2011