Mar 24, 2011

Marketplace for March 24, 2011

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Marketplace for March 24, 2011

Segments From this episode

Big pet stores sniffing around for smaller retail spaces

Mar 24, 2011
Petco is focusing on smaller, more upscale stores. Just don't expect to find actual pets for sale here.

Japanese supply chain's missing links

Mar 24, 2011
Japan's earthquake and tsunami disrupted the supply chains of hundreds of companies. Business in the U.S. have been affected too.

Japan quake could boost work for Nissan in U.S.

Mar 24, 2011
Nissan considers expanding production in Tennessee to export engines to Japan, as Toyota mulls wider productions slowdowns in U.S.

L.L.Bean offers free shipping year-round

Mar 24, 2011
Catalog retailer will eliminate shipping charges, not just during the holidays. Other stores consider adding free shipping to stay competitive with e-retailers.

Making ideas and change happen

Mar 24, 2011
Author Seth Godin talks about his marketing and advice manual, "Poke the Box," about getting up and making things happen, and about his new venture in selling books.

Companies press to repatriate overseas profits

Mar 24, 2011
Big U.S. companies launched a website promoting a tax holiday on foreign profits. But past experience shows that doesn't necessarily lead to expansion here or to new jobs.

Shady business deals with foreign firms helped keep Gaddafi in power

Mar 24, 2011
The New York Times' Eric Lichtblau discusses an article he co-write that says corrupt dealings with foreign companies helped bring billions of dollars to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.

Music from the episode

Disco D'oro Tussle
Midget Submarines Swell Maps
Atomic Dog George Clinton