Marketplace for Friday, October 9, 2009
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Will scented candles light men's fire?
Products marketed to men are generally portrayed as things only a real man would want. Deodorant that withstands the elements! Cars that eat up the road! Food that slays your hunger! Candles? Caitlan Carroll reports.
Mortgage rescues fall short for millions
Despite the gains in the housing market, programs to help at-risk homeowners aren't doing enough to save millions of American from foreclosure, according to a new report. Steve Henn has the story.
Comcast's changes to NBC would show
If General Electric's rumored sale of NBC Universal to Comcast goes through, consumers would see some noticeable differences in what they watch. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Newscorp, AP put a price on the news
Newscorp and the Associated Press say they will be putting a price on their news content and stepping up efforts to go after people who use it without paying. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Recovery is slow to get on board
One of the ways to find out if the economy is bouncing back is to check how much is being shipped by trains, trucks and ships. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman did just that and reports on what he found.
Weekly Wrap: Examining the collapse
Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and John Carney from Clusterstock.com review the business and financial events of the week with Kai Ryssdal.
Finding a way up when you're down
In Jess Walter's new novel, the protagonist is upside down on his house, out of a job, and a failure at starting a business. But he's got a comeback plan.
Small Talk: Drinking, Beatles, flu suits
Enough of the real news. It's time for the tidbits that didn't make the headlines, courtesy of Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and members of the Marketplace staff.