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Three economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for helping to explain why big, complex markets -- like for houses or jobs -- don't always do a good job of matching buyers and sellers.
Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.
Some analysts believe that Microsoft doesn't need to blow competitors like the Droid and iPhone out of the water -- it just needs to do better than the last failure, the Zune.
Augmented reality sounds like something that could be years away -- but with smartphones in so many people's pockets, AR is getting incorporated into games, tools and marketing campaigns.
Kai Ryssdal talks to Hiawatha Bray, a tech reporter at the Boston Globe, about smartphone apps that try to prevent you from using your phone while driving -- or at least try and make you a less distracted driver.
Marketplace for Monday, October 11, 2010