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Nov 15, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, November 15, 2010


Marketplace for Monday, November 15, 2010

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Nov 15, 2010
Physician Kevin Ault shares the travel song that makes him think of his daughters back home in Atlanta, Ga.

Making cotton 'the fabric of our lives'

Nov 15, 2010
Cotton, perhaps, "The fabric of our lives"? The marketing campaign for the fabric turns 40. Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports on the history of the campaign and how it influenced other commodities to do the same.

Seasonal prices are boosting retail sales

Nov 15, 2010
Good news came from the Commerce Department today: it seems like retail sales numbers are up, thanks to auto sales and regular consumer spending. But taking a deeper look into the numbers, Janet Babin reports that it may all be more due to the season than actual spending.

Tax cuts bring up issue of widening income gap in U.S.

Nov 15, 2010
As Congress reconvenes today, the biggest issue on the table will be the Bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of the year. Who should remain eligible and who should not is coming down to a magic number of $250,000 a year, and that has a lot to do with the U.S.'s widening income gap, reports John Dimsdale.

Facebook's email aimed at being all-inclusive

Nov 15, 2010
Facebook announced its new email platform today, which is aimed at combining all kinds of social technological communication into one. Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace's Steve Henn about who this is targeted at and how Facebook hopes it will succeed.

Travelers react to TSA's full-body scans and pat-downs

Nov 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Bob Moon about how people are reacting to the TSA's new security measure of either a full-body scan or a pat-down

The Fed comes under attack

Nov 16, 2010
The elections are over, but now the real fighting seems to be happening. Congressional Republicans and conservatives are launching an ad campaign that hopes to take down the Federal Reserve's plans for quantitative easing.

Music from the episode

Awe Citizen Cope
Storms Are On the Ocean June Carter Cash