Sep 21, 2012

Marketplace for Friday, September 21, 2012

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If any of you are a little Appled out this Friday, we can sympathize. But at $658 billion, Apple is the biggest company by stock value -- and now its shares are up more than 70 percent. So... is that…

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As Jetsons turn 50, have their predictions held up?

Sep 21, 2012
It's been 50 years since the Jetsons debuted on television, meaning we're halfway to the futuristic 2060 society the show envisioned. So, are we on the right track for jetpacks and hover-cars? ...Maybe not.

Sunday is the night to be for an Emmy nod

Sep 21, 2012
Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey -- what do they all have in common? All of them are on Sundays, all of them are up for Emmys -- and none of them air…

Middle class at a crossroads, not for the first time

Sep 21, 2012
What we can learn from American history about the presidential candidates' plans for the middle class.

Why Snickers is poised to rule the candy world

Sep 21, 2012
Snickers is predicted to overtake M&M's as the top-selling candy in the world this year. The mix of salty and sweet is proving a winning formula overseas.

Weekly Wrap: Is it still the economy, stupid?

Sep 21, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: between 47 percent of Americans and Romney's tax returns, are we still talking about the economy?

Apple’s size can move markets up –- and down

Sep 21, 2012
Everybody knows that Apple is big enough to move markets. This year, that’s been a boon -- but what if the iPhone 5 falters?
A customer tries out the Apple iPhone 5 inside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store on the first morning it went on sale on September 21, 2012 in New York City.
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Small talk: E-mail species, antique coins and why you can't smile in New Jersey

Sep 21, 2012
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam of the Dinner Party fill you in on what stories flew under the radar for your weekend.

Photography is Plan B for retired teacher

Sep 21, 2012
Eduardo de Varona retired early from teaching, after 21 years. He says he was "fed up."

If any of you are a little Appled out this Friday, we can sympathize. But at $658 billion, Apple is the biggest company by stock value — and now its shares are up more than 70 percent. So… is that a good thing? We’ve been hearing over the past few weeks from some of the thousands of teachers in this country who’ve been laid off. But what about the teachers that leave because they want to? Plus, we take a fish-eye view of what exactly makes a person middle class and, on its 50th birthday, we reflect on what about 2012 the Jetsons got right — and where they dropped the hoverball.

Music from the episode

Buster Voodoo Rodrigo y Gabriela
Montanita Ratatat
Vase Miike Snow
The Jetsons (Main Theme) KnightsBridge