Jun 3, 2011

Marketplace for June 3, 2011


Marketplace for June 3, 2011

Segments From this episode

2030: Albert Brooks' somber look at America's future

Jun 3, 2011
Albert Brooks discusses his new novel, "2030," his vision of the future, and how concerned he is about what's happening in the U.S. right now.

Small talk: Alarm clock dollar eater, a handy ATM, hipster signing bonus

Jun 3, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: An alarm clock that shreds dollar bills, an ATM that costs an arm and a leg, and a hipster singing bonus.

A surge in those out of work a long time

Jun 3, 2011
In a disappointing jobs report, the long-term unemployed made up nearly half of all those without work.

U.S. sale gives Fiat control of Chrysler

Jun 3, 2011
The Treasury has agreed to sell its stake in Chrysler, giving Fiat majority control. Will Chrysler's second European marriage succeed?
Logos of Italian car manufacturer Fiat and U.S. automobile heavyweight Chrysler.
AFP/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: Lousy economic indicators and spending cuts

Jun 3, 2011
Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal and Cardiff Garcia from the Financial Times' Alphaville blog discuss what's happening with the U.S. economy amid all the lousy economic indicators.

Tracking consumers' eyeballs to find out how they shop

Jun 3, 2011
Consumer products makers spend billions to find out what sells and why. Now, technology allows companies to see exactly what catches the eye.

Sony and Microsoft: A tale of two hacks

Jun 3, 2011
Sony's PlayStation is the target of repeated hacks because the electronics giant responded aggressively to a hacker's work. Microsoft took a different approach to hacks on its Kinect.

Music from the episode

I Mean Business Diamond District
People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul - Remix James Brown, Fred Wesley, The J.B.'s

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