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Feb 5, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Service industries show a decline

Feb 5, 2008
Activity in the U.S. service industries fell in January for the first time in five years, according to a closely watched survey by the Institute for Supply Management. Kai Ryssdal talks to senior business correspondent Bob Moon about what the…

Chrysler patches things up for now

Feb 5, 2008
Chrysler reached a tentative deal with Plastech, a parts supplier that had filed for bankruptcy, allowing five Chrysler factories to reopen. John Dimsdale reports on what Chrysler's plans are for the future.

Moody's & Fitch rethink ratings

Feb 5, 2008
After generating consumer confidence in mortgage-backed securities, bond ratings agencies are considering changing the method by which they rank structured investments. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Kraft tries out cream cheese on JetBlue

Feb 5, 2008
JetBlue announced that it would work with Kraft Foods to taste test a new reduced-fat cream cheese on some of its flights. But is it a good idea to use airline passengers as captive product testers? Jeff Tyler reports.

Whatever happened to Netscape?

Feb 5, 2008
At one time Netscape, one of the first Web browsers, was unparalleled in its popularity. Now it's all but forgotten and AOL's going to pull the plug on it. Lisa Napoli reports on Netscape's noteworthy history.

Letters from our listeners

Feb 5, 2008
The mailbox is bursting with your comments: your thoughts on the new patriotic passport, the economic stimulus package rebate checks and moving up the California primary.

Predictifying the future

Feb 5, 2008
A new website, Predictify.com, is trying to make collective wisdom into a profitable business by allowing people to guess the outcomes of everything from elections to stock prices. Marketplace's Sean Cole reports.

Music from the episode

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