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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Home prices are up and household debt is down, and that's got car sales on the rise. Toys 'R' Us implemented a new layaway program that has no service fee and does not require a minimum purchase amount. Teens are getting a job boost from the national political conventions. David Gura reports on a fourth-generation furniture maker who sold his factory, watched it move overseas, then bought it (and some of its jobs) back to North Carolina. Kai Ryssdal talks to the people behind the documentary "Detropia." And Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about how selling beer at college football stadiums could actually reduce alcohol abuse on game days.

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