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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Google Maps are back on Apple products. There's also an app called Uber that allows you to request car service from wherever you are, but it's become a nightmare for cab drivers who make money doing the same thing -- Kai Ryssdal talks to Uber's CEO about the situation. The British government gave the okay for a company to resume test drilling for shale gas using the method known as fracking. We look into the concept of chained CPI and how it could solve our country's deficit woes. Commentator Robert Reich shares an observation about gift-giving, and we imagine a world without holidays and holiday shopping seasons.

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