Sep 3, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Recession changing the way we live

Sep 3, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about job creation and how long-term unemployment is redirecting many Americans' life choices.

Will a payroll tax cut mean more jobs?

Sep 3, 2010
One idea the president may propose in his jobs plan is a temporary cut in payroll taxes to encourage hiring. But critics say that once the taxes are raised again, high unemployment numbers will be back.

Food price surge may not lead to chaos

Sep 3, 2010
Food riots are starting to break out with the spike in food prices -- particularly wheat -- like the last time food costs jumped two years ago. Will the wheat shortage cause a repeat of the unrest two years ago?

Weekly Wrap: The recession and more stimulus

Sep 3, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and Felix Salmon from Reuters about the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Lessons BP learned from the oil spill

Sep 3, 2010
Marketplace's Eve Troeh looks at some of what BP learned, but as one engineer points out, those lessons are just the start.

Verizon brings pay-as-you-go- smartphone plans

Sep 3, 2010
Verizon introduced pay-as-you-go plans for many of the smartphones it offers. With the high cost of smartphone plans, Verizon may open itself to a new market with its lower cost deals.
Verizon is among the phone companies fighting for the right to compete directly with cable companies.
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Fashion may be going high-tech

Sep 3, 2010
Ball gowns that literally make you glow, a chic mini dress that doubles as phone -- these aren't ideas from the future, but ideas that are already available on the market. Janet Babin reports.