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Feb 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2010

Segments From this episode

Toyota's woes filter down to dealer

Feb 4, 2010
As Toyota's problems continue, dealers are stuck with inventory hanging around and having to fix customers' cars. Brett Neely reports on how the automaker's issues are affecting one dealership.

Health spending continues to soar

Feb 4, 2010
U.S. spending on health care hit an estimated $2.5 trillion in 2009, and taxpayers are footing more of that bill than anyone thought. Gregory Warner reports.

Heinz squeezes out new ketchup packet

Feb 4, 2010
Heinz is replacing the little foil squeeze packets you find at fast-food restaurants with a new packet they call "Dip & Squeeze." Mitchell Hartman reports.

A friend request from the U.S. gov't

Feb 4, 2010
The government is delving into social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to solve crimes and recruit soldiers. But it's not clear what guidelines government agencies have to follow. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Apple looks ahead by ditching Flash

Feb 4, 2010
Apple's hugely popular devices don't run Adobe Flash, which is causing tension between the two companies. Why would apple shun Flash? Commentator Farhad Manjoo offers a few ideas.

A storyteller's take on finance

Feb 4, 2010
Fiction writer John Lanchester talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "I.O.U.," and the true-life story about what has happened to the global banking system over the past few years.

More Americans face underemployment

Feb 4, 2010
Nearly nine million Americans are underemployed -- people who have had their hours reduced, work part time or are on contract. Thanks to the recession, this group has never been bigger. Dan Bobkoff reports.

Final note: Trading stock for food

Feb 5, 2010
In this final note, Kai Ryssdal reviews a new practice a New York restaurant is undertaking: trading stock certificates for food. But not all shares will you buy a steak.

Music from the episode

Viva La Vida Coldplay
I'm Gone Oddisee
Let It Rock Kevin Rudolf, Lil Wayne

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