May 13, 2011

Marketplace for May 13, 2011

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Marketplace for May 13, 2011

Segments From this episode

TV spending rises as audience slips

May 13, 2011
As the TV ad-buying event known as the "upfront" market kicks off next week, networks are confident that advertisers, if not viewers, are back.
Last year the buzz was all about 3D TV. This year the idiot box is getting smart. LG an others are rolling out sleek sets that connect seamlessly to the net.
Steve Henn/Marketplace

Tuxedo wars

May 13, 2011
The battle of the bow ties is on between Men's Wearhouse and upstart Joseph A. Bank.

Consumers willing to spend at higher-end retailers

May 13, 2011
Earnings at chains like Macy's and Nordstrom are up and markdowns aren't as steep as they used to be.

Facebook flubs Google smear campaign

May 13, 2011
The social network hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google's privacy problems. And got caught.

Weekly Wrap: Greek debt crisis

May 13, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: what the Greek debt crisis could mean for the rest of the Eurozone and the U.S., and what's ahead in insider trading cases.

Protests could be decisive moment for Syria and Middle East

May 13, 2011
A government crackdown in Syria has caused a fierce uprising from citizens. It could be a pivotal moment for a country that's considered a lynchpin in the region.

Junking junk food regulations

May 13, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission just announced new guidelines for food marketers. But do they have any teeth?

Music from the episode

Ms. Jackson OutKast
Sweet Child O' Mine Vitamin String Quartet
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone