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Mar 28, 2013

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As Cyprus puts limits on how much money people can spend or withdraw from banks, we look at how such restrictions would affect American businesses and individuals if imposed here. Also, Wal-Mart is reportedly considering using customers at its brick-and-mortar stores to deliver orders to online customers in an effort to compete with Amazon. And finally, how the company that makes those Peeps easter candies has built on the peepularity of marshmallow bunnies to renew and expand an old candy company.

Segments From this episode

The Easter Bunny comes bearing toys these days

Mar 27, 2013
The toy industry has gradually made inroads on Easter, one of the least commercial holidays. But Santa Claus shouldn't feel threatened quite yet.

German mechanics total a rare Mercedes-Benz 300 CL

Mar 28, 2013
They had just finished restoring the vintage vehicle.

Peeps: Not just for Easter anymore

Mar 28, 2013
How does a company based on a seasonal product expand? Send Peeps to invade more seasons.

Lessons from Cyprus: How to work without cash

Mar 28, 2013
As Cyprus reopens banks but attaches capital and cash limits, we look at how such restrictions would affect American businesses and individuals if imposed here.

Welcome to Walmart, would you deliver a package for us?

Mar 28, 2013
Walmart is reportedly considering using customers at its brick-and-mortar stores to deliver packages to online customers.

Oyler principal on the budget bubble?

Mar 28, 2013
Craig Hockenberry has been the guiding force at Oyler School for more than a decade. But cuts could threaten his job.
Craig Hockenberry makes his rounds in Lower Price Hill.
Glenn Hartong

Is BlackBerry on its way to a comeback?

Mar 28, 2013
With a quarterly profit and one million Z10 phones sold, BlackBerry could be making a comeback.

After Warby Parker, a clean shave with Harry's

Mar 28, 2013
Co-founder of Warby Parker launches a shaving company using the successful eyeglass company's business model.

As Cyprus puts limits on how much money people can spend or withdraw from banks, we look at how such restrictions would affect American businesses and individuals if imposed here. Also, Wal-Mart is reportedly considering using customers at its brick-and-mortar stores to deliver orders to online customers in an effort to compete with Amazon. And finally, how the company that makes those Peeps easter candies has built on the peepularity of marshmallow bunnies to renew and expand an old candy company.

Music from the episode

Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John