Jan 14, 2011

Marketplace for Friday, January 14, 2011

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Marketplace for Friday, January 14, 2011

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Small talk: Duane Reade, keeping credit cards, Chatroulette

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Weekly Wrap: Bank profits

Jan 14, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC about the week's news from Wall Street and beyond.

Icelanders stand firm against EU on fishing mackerel

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Float, boogie and break: The latest in fitness trends

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Is it possible to predict what's "too big to fail"?

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Municipal bond market is still struggling

Jan 14, 2011
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.
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Attention from regulators may be costing Google business

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Delta tests out silent auction for overbooked fliers

Jan 14, 2011
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.

Music from the episode

Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
Direction Sackcloth Fashion