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Feb 5, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Dell has reached a $24 billion deal to take itself private, but what will the company do with that money? The Justice Department is suing Standard & Poors over its bond ratings in the lead up to the financial crisis.…

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CEOs with big signatures are more likely to overspend

Feb 5, 2013
A new study says big signatures are evidence of narcissism, which in the executive capacity can be detrimental to corporate health.

After a year of unemployment -- finally, a job

Feb 5, 2013
For one of the long-term unemployed, a very happy ending.

The Talking Heads, DOJ and S&P

Feb 5, 2013
The Justice Department files suit against S&P and its rating of mortgage-backed securities, citing the band Talking Heads in complaint.

College rules the day at Oyler School

Feb 5, 2013
Putting students on the path to higher education starts early at Oyler.
Mark Tobin, age 7, wears a University of Delaware crown.
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The not-so-simple pleasure of orange juice

Feb 5, 2013
At Coca-Cola, there's no such thing as a simple glass of orange juice.

Love in the time of data

Feb 5, 2013
For the author of "Data: A Love Story," finding her perfect match was as easy as...creating the right matrix.

Fax machine's goal line stand: NCAA signing day

Feb 5, 2013
The fax is a relic in many workplaces. But when it comes to signing up football recruits, coaches gather round the fax machine...waiting.

Dude, Dell's going private

Feb 5, 2013
Computer maker Dell plans to de-list from the stock market in a $24 billion private equity buyout. It's the biggest such deal in five years.
Computer maker Dell plans to de-list from the stock market in a $24 billion private equity buyout. It's the biggest such deal in five years.
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Dell has reached a $24 billion deal to take itself private, but what will the company do with that money? The Justice Department is suing Standard & Poors over its bond ratings in the lead up to the financial crisis. Wednesday is the big day high school football recruits send letters of intent to the universities they plan to attend and play for — and at the center of the process: the semi-antiquated fax machine. Dan Gorenstein reports on the rise of the survivalist industry. And Kai Ryssdal talks to author Amy Webb about how she devised her own algorithm for dating and found the perfect match.

Music from the episode

Dame Agua Captain Planet
I Cry for Love Carrie Rodriguez