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Jun 12, 2008

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Spending's up, but for how long?

Jun 12, 2008
The National Retail Federation reported a jump in May sales, meaning people are using those stimulus checks. But can we keep the spending up? Nancy Marshall Genzer has the story.

This Bud's going global

Jun 12, 2008
Europe's InBev has launched a bid for Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser beer. The offer is being slammed by some as unpatriotic. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Anheuser-Busch is an all-American company, from its St. Louis headquarters to its sponsorship of NASCAR's #9 Budweiser Dodge. How would foreign ownership change its image?
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR

The artists among us

Jun 12, 2008
Census data show a lot of people mark their career as "artist." What does it take to be an artist and how true are the stereotypes? Janet Babin reports.

Start with spending cuts

Jun 12, 2008
In this presidential campaign there'll be lots of debate over how to pay for budget priorities. Some argue for tax increases because, they tell us, we can't cut federal spending. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard thinks otherwise.

The reanimation of Pixar

Jun 12, 2008
Kai Ryssdal talks to author David Price about animation studio Pixar's transformation from failing computer company to Hollywood darling.

Microsoft's out, Google's in

Jun 12, 2008
A big shake-up in the search business: Microsoft's bid is off the table and Yahoo has announced a partnership with Google. Kai Ryssdal gets the latest developments form Marketplace's Bob Moon.

Music from the episode

Kiss And Tell G. Love & Special Sauce
Taaruf Tabla Beat Science