Oct 6, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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How the GI Bill changed the economy

Oct 6, 2009
The new GI Bill gives vets money for tuition, housing and books. But paying for GIs' educations is nothing new. Stephen Smith of American Radioworks explores how the first GI Bill's push to education helped shape the U.S. economy.

Tatler: 300 years and still strong

Oct 6, 2009
Tatler Magazine has had its thumb on the pulse of upper-class society in London for three centuries. And while many iconic print publications are struggling to stay alive, Tatler's doing just fine. Stephen Beard reports.

Letters: tire tariffs, Kenya, combat pay

Oct 6, 2009
Listeners chimed in on our coverage of the Obama administration's trade policies, the drought in Kenya and whether we should take liberties with the definition of "combat pay."

Just don't call it another stimulus plan

Oct 6, 2009
Democrats are talking about what else they could do to get the economy moving. One idea: taking more action against unemployment by extending safety net programs and introducing tax incentives. Steve Henn reports.

An oil-trading world without the dollar?

Oct 6, 2009
A U.K. newspaper report says Persian Gulf countries want to stop selling oil for dollars. What's the chance of that happening? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Cheat at golf, cheat at work

Oct 6, 2009
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely tells Kai Ryssdal about a survey of golfers that exposed how their approach to the game correlated to the way they worked.

Hollywood shuffle reflects new strategy

Oct 6, 2009
Universal Pictures and Disney have replaced the movie makers running their film studios with executives adept at marketing. Cynthia Littleton of Daily Variety tells Kai Ryssdal how the changes point to the studios' changing business model.

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