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Marketplace for Friday, January 20, 2012

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Federal officials exercised their control over piracy and shut down the file-sharing service Megaupload. The St. Louis Rams consider moving to…London? This coming Monday marks the Chinese New Year; China correspondent Rob Schmitz talks about the hurdles many Chinese will experience in the coming year. And it turns out raising and spending unlimited amounts of cash on behalf of a political candidate is easier than you thought.

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: Greece and American banks

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 20, 2012
A review of the week's biggest business news. This week: News of a debt deal for Greece and what U.S. bank earnings says about the industry in the future.

China's forecast for the year of the dragon

by Rob Schmitz Jan 20, 2012
Growth is slowing, inflation is still high and there's a leadership change in store for China in 2012.

Do musicians and content makers benefit from piracy?

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 20, 2012
Musician Jonathan Coulton joked about whether content makers were finally making money now that Megaupload was shut down, but it isn't all laughs. He talks about what the MPAA should learn from the Megaupload shutdown.
Small Talk

Small talk: Church of Copyism, fake wine, BA's oops

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 20, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A church that believes in the power of file sharing, pinot noir that's not pinot noir, and British Airways causes "undue concern."

'London Rams' may entice NFL fans in Europe

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 20, 2012
The St. Louis Rams will play one "home" game in London the next 3 seasons. The NFL would like to put a team there permanently.

Letters: Mr. Rogers; Is money the root of all evil?

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 20, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: Thoughts on the old adage about the root of all evil, and remembering Mr. Rogers.
Campaign Trail

How to be a super PAC, like Stephen Colbert

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 20, 2012
One way to understand the growing role of super PACs in campaigns is to imagine being one. The comedian Stephen Colbert leads the way.

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Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John

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