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Marketplace for Monday, April 30, 2012

Microsoft is investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook business. Spain sank into recession in the first quarter, while Japan's economy has not grown for the last 20 years. In Oakland, Calif., a handful of 'popup' stores decided to open all at one time, and they have no plans to close. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," once the laughing stock of the theatre world, may pick up a few Tony Award nominations. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Yancey Strickler, co-founder of the crowdfunding website

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Amid cries of a "lost decade" and economic stagnation, the real Japan looks and feels much different.
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