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Marketplace PM for September 25, 2006
Sep 25, 2006

Marketplace PM for September 25, 2006

Stories You Might Like U.K. budget watchdog meets with PM The economics of kidnapping Public transit can help with climate change — if there’s buy-in Fleece power vests are big business The costs of living in an oil-based economy Italy’s government close to collapse as PM resigns

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How to make ads stick

Sep 25, 2006
More than $300 billion is spent on advertising every year, with about a third of it considered wasted. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to author Rex Briggs about the secrets of today's advertising world.

Army draws line in budgetary sand

Sep 25, 2006
The Army has sent up an unprecedented flare over spending in Iraq. Its top officer deliberately withheld a required 2008 budget plan — and it's getting a lot of attention in Washington, Hillary Wicai reports.

Heavy ruling in 'light' cigarette case

Sep 25, 2006
A federal judge has granted class action status to just about anyone who's bought "light" cigarettes since the early '70s. Tens of millions of smokers could seek as much as $200 billion from tobacco companies. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Oil-price conspiracy theories flow

Sep 25, 2006
As Republican candidates talk up falling gas prices, a USA Today poll finds 42% of respondents believe the Bush administration "deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline" heading into fall elections. Bob Moon reports.

Thank God for Target

Sep 25, 2006
Commentator and humorist Sandra Tsing Loh argues that the essence of big-box shopping is community-building of a different stripe.

Likely Blair successor has popularity problem

Sep 25, 2006
Britain's finance chief Gordon Brown has presided over a long economic boom, but he's just not popular with voters. That could be a problem for the ruling Labor Party when Tony Blair steps down. Stephen Beard reports.

BYO business school

Sep 25, 2006
Here's a new one: Some college-bound kids are packing up and taking their businesses to school with them. Steve Tripoli has the story.