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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The parent company of American Airlines has declared bankruptcy -- but it could be a good thing. So too could Congress' current budget gridlock. Electric cars, meanwhile, continue to face weak sales. The FTC and Facebook have settled a case over privacy. Pfizer is trying to block consumers from using a generic version of Lipitor. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner shares an unusual strategy used by charities to get more donations. And commentator Rob Walker talks about the 99 percent.

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In this photo illustration the social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) answers reporters' questions after the weekly Senate Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol Nov. 29, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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