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Jul 4, 2011

Marketplace for July 4, 2011

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Marketplace for July 4, 2011

Segments From this episode

Small talk: Tweeting, first class babies and ATM fees

Jul 4, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This holiday: the LAPD calls on Twitter celebrities for help, babies are kicked out of first class and ATM fees hit everyone -- even those in the Hamptons.

Delta Air Lines wants to permanently eliminate 'lost' bags

Jul 4, 2011
A new feature tracks your luggage the same way FedEx or UPS tracks a package. But will it get airline passengers to check bags more often?

The sweet sound of success

Jul 4, 2011
Many music festivals and concert promoters are seeing attendance increase after a run of slumping ticket sales.

Posting calorie counts doesn't affect the consumer's choices

Jul 4, 2011
Government regulators are enforcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus, but research shows the information doesn't change consumers' choices.

Ratings agency throws water on deal to prevent Greek bankruptcy

Jul 4, 2011
Standard & Poors says efforts to delay some bond repayments is the same thing as a default.

Carsharing matches unused cars with people who need them

Jul 4, 2011
Need a set of wheels, but don't want to commit to car payments? A couple of new Bay Area companies are connecting non-car owners with vehicles that are sitting unused in someone else's garage.

Stalemate over debt ceiling worries investors

Jul 4, 2011
Some predict the longer the issue stays unresolved, the worse it'll be for the economic recovery.

Rooster feathers prized by fishermen are now popular in hair salons

Jul 4, 2011
Competition between anglers and stylists threatens a shortage of rooster feathers. Producers look to boost supply.

Music from the episode

Freedom Sounds The Skatalites
Fourth of July Galaxie 500
Gratisfaction The Strokes