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Marketplace for Monday April 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014

Marketplace for Monday April 14, 2014

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Saved by the spring - retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.  This might be pent-up demand from a difficult winter, but what's the story behind the figures? When both the job market and wages are still weak, Mitchell Hartman looks at where the money's coming from. Also, a new report from the U.N.’s climate panel says we’ve got 15 years to turn things around or potentially really suffer the effects of global warming in the future. This is the starkest call for action yet, but the report also illustrates why calls for this kind of action are so hard for people to process.  Plus, Maxwell House coffee is getting a makeover today, but it’s only the most recent Kraft vintage brand to get one. Kraft’s going through its older brands, some of the most famous in consumer goods, and refreshing them for modern times.

 

 

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Marketing the moon

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How a marketing campaign helped the U.S. win the space race.

Real estate flippers are back!

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Tyrant lizard king arrives in Washington

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When the IRS 'likes' your Facebook update

Apr 14, 2014
The IRS is using data to crack down on tax dodgers
The IRS has 22,000 "likes" on Facebook.
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Kentucky fried prom corsages

Apr 14, 2014
How to (literally) chicken out on prom.

Retail sales: What's driving demand?

Apr 14, 2014
Retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.

Global warming: 15 years to change things...

Apr 14, 2014
...or else, says The U.N.’s climate panel.

Kraft hits refresh button on vintage brands

Apr 14, 2014
Maxwell House coffee gets a makeover today, the latest of Kraft's vintage brands to get one.

Saved by the spring – retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.  This might be pent-up demand from a difficult winter, but what’s the story behind the figures? When both the job market and wages are still weak, Mitchell Hartman looks at where the money’s coming from. Also, a new report from the U.N.’s climate panel says we’ve got 15 years to turn things around or potentially really suffer the effects of global warming in the future. This is the starkest call for action yet, but the report also illustrates why calls for this kind of action are so hard for people to process.  Plus, Maxwell House coffee is getting a makeover today, but it’s only the most recent Kraft vintage brand to get one. Kraft’s going through its older brands, some of the most famous in consumer goods, and refreshing them for modern times.

 

 

Music from the episode

Digital Love Daft Punk
E.V.A. Jean-Jacques Perrey, Fatboy Slim
Supermoon - Live Simian Mobile Disco