Dec 8, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Segments From this episode

The white-collar struggle in "The Company Men"

Dec 8, 2010
A new film opening this weekend in select cities is offering a view of life that most everyone in America has seen in some way: layoffs. John Wells, the director and producer of "The Company Men," talks to Kai Ryssdal about what he discovered about the recession as he was making the film.

FRUM: The Silver Rush

Dec 8, 2010
Commentator David Frum talks about the latest commodity craze, silver, and its impact on the economy.

What's in a name?

Dec 8, 2010
At a New York trademark auction, Lucky Whip, Meister Brau, and Collier's Magazine were a few brands that were up for grabs. Marketplace's Jennifer Collins discovers the value of a brand name.

The potential impact of the tax cut extension

Dec 8, 2010
Whether it's called a stimulus package or not, many economists believe that President Obama's tax cut extension agreement with Republicans will stimulate the economy.

Bringing greater transparency to nonprofits

Dec 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ned Breslin, CEO of the nonprofit Water for People, about the group's FLOW system, which measures the successes -- or failures -- of water projects around the world in real time.

"Hack-tivism" can be pricey for businesses

Dec 8, 2010
On the outer limits of the Wikileaks scandal is the series of online attacks that have taken down a number of websites of companies that have stopped processing donations to Wikileaks. The websites are back to normal now, but preventing future attacks can be expensive for businesses.
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Letters: What you're doing to help this season

Dec 8, 2010
We hear from listeners about their charitable giving this season.

Music from the episode

Disappear Nashville Cast, Hayden Panettiere