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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Linsanity" is everywhere. What is the economic impact of Jeremy Lin off the court? Kellogg's is buying Pringles from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion. Lawmakers agree to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, but commentator Betsey Stevenson says more unemployment assistance is merely a band-aid. Kai Ryssdal talks to David Wolman, author of "The End of Money," about why getting rid of physical cash makes economic sense.

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The Federal Communications Commission passed new rules today to make it even tougher for telemarketers to make those unsolicited "robocalls."
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Theater director Christos Karanatsis stands at the Athens Olympic Park. Is this where all the money went?
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Kellogg's will pay $2.7 billion for the chips in the cardboard tube. Pringles gives Kellogg's a bigger stake in the after-breakfast market.
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A Colombian police officer holds a forged 100 U.S. dollar bill, on March 22, 2011, in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. In his new book, David Wolman advocates for the elimination of cash.

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