Apr 9, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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After the JC Penney CEO switchout, we trace the pricing life cycle of an average piece of clothing, from factory to closet. Speaking of failure, the word is viewed differently on each coast: the west coast thinks failure fosters…

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Have change for a gold bar? Arizona moves toward making gold and silver legal tender

Apr 9, 2013
Arizona is deciding whether to start making gold and silver legal tender, just after Utah made the move. You won't be paying for groceries in gold coins, but how will it work?

Is failure good or bad? How you define it can depend on where you live

Apr 9, 2013
The Washington perspective is that failure is failure. The West Coast thinks failure leads to innovation. What does that mean for West Coast-based Fisker Automotive, which took stimulus funds from Washington?

JC Penney and what's behind (mark) ups and downs of clothing prices

Apr 9, 2013
Ron Johnson's ousting as CEO of JC Penney ends his bid to break retail's cycle of marking products up just to mark them down in sales. Shoppers rejected Johnson's strategy of keeping low prices instead of discounting.

Life imitates art in natural disaster and financial crisis

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Nathaniel Rich's new book, "Odds Against Tomorrow," explores financial crisis and natural disaster.

After the JC Penney CEO switchout, we trace the pricing life cycle of an average piece of clothing, from factory to closet. Speaking of failure, the word is viewed differently on each coast: the west coast thinks failure fosters innovation, the east coast sees failure as…failure. How will Fisker’s looming bankruptcy be perceived? Plus, Arizona is the second state to start using gold and silver as currency again. Do you have 25 cents in silver for a pack of gum?

Music from the episode

Go With You Toro y Moi
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
God Made the World Cold Cave

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