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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, October 5, 2012

Former GE top dog Jack Welch has implied that President Obama cooked the books when it comes to the new jobs numbers -- but how would one go about doing that? The popularity of Toys 'R' Us’ layaway program has caused a run on some popular toys for the upcoming holiday season. California's gas prices jumped a whopping 20 cents overnight. The government has hired a PR firm to promote and explain all the complicated details of the health care plan. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk visits a workshop that lets you simulate living in poverty.

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