Dec 18, 2012

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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The photo-sharing service Instagram has changed its privacy policies to allow your photos to be used in advertisements, and users aren't happy. Kai Ryssdal talks to game designers at USC's Interactive Media department about what goes into designing a game…

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Sales of armored kids' backpacks have tripled since Friday

Dec 18, 2012
A company in Salt Lake City makes lightweight body armor and armored backpacks with Avengers and Disney logos.

Why do we keep returning to video games? Simple rewards

Dec 18, 2012
Students at USC's video game design school say jumping and flying are the fun experiences that keep us coming back to classic games.

The path to Michigan's right-to-work law

Dec 18, 2012
Residents of Flint reflect on Michigan's move from union stronghold to right-to-work state.

New Instagram privacy policy frustrates users

Dec 18, 2012
Photo-sharing site says it has the right to sell user photos to advertisers.

Businesses create community in Newtown

Dec 18, 2012
Pet stores and pizza parlors offer more than goods and services in the wake of the tragedy.

What gift to get for the person with no interests?

Dec 18, 2012
The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.

Shooting fallout prompts corporate response

Dec 18, 2012
The Newtown shooting has prompted an unusual and swift response from corporate America, from divesting in gun makers to suspending gun sales.
An AR-15 style rifle sits on the counter by Craig Marshall as he assists a customer at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on Dec. 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Ill.
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Tax debate revives question of who's rich

Dec 18, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations on tax rates hinge on an issue that has vexed the tax policy debate for years: What income level defines rich?

The photo-sharing service Instagram has changed its privacy policies to allow your photos to be used in advertisements, and users aren’t happy. Kai Ryssdal talks to game designers at USC’s Interactive Media department about what goes into designing a game and what makes some of them so addictive. Labor unions in Michigan took a blow when the “right to work” law passed last week– Krissy Clark reports on the history and the future of unions. After President Obama proposed he’ll extend Bush-era tax cuts for households making less than $400,000, we wonder whether $400,000 is the new rich. And reporter Dan Gorenstein visits Newtown, Conn., to see what small businesses are doing to help after the tragedy.

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