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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates near zero until 2014. After a subscriber revolt, Netflix rebounded with huge fourth quarter earnings. The New York Times' Charles Duhigg discusses the unknown truths about Apple's supply chain in China. Commentator Robert Reich says the U.S. government needs to take a more active role if it truly wants to make America globally competitive. And we hear about the current state of the Sundance Film Festival.

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Participants dressed up to represent Foxconn workers take part in a protest in mainland China. Manufacturing Apple’s iPod and other products in China has cost some workers their lives.
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Sundance Film Festival can be a mixing pot for business.
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Facing nearly half a trillion dollars in mandated budget cuts over the next 10 years, the U.S. Defense Department will spend more on technology like robots and drones -- and less on soldiers, ships, fighter planes and other conventional weapons. Here, a U.S. Marine-operated Raven surveillance drone prepares to land outside a Marine base on March 21, 2009 near the remote village of Baqwa, Afghanistan after flying a mission.
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