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Boston College Professor Ray Madoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Immortality and Law," and why dead doesn't really mean dead anymore -- financially speaking -- because states have started extending to some of the dead permanent control over their trusts and estates.
Cleveland's mayor wants to find a company to supply energy-efficient lighting across the city. But he also wants that company to set up shop in the city to create jobs. Dan Bobkoff reports his first attempt didn't quite work out.
The American labor market is still shaky. We've started adding jobs, but more than 8 million jobs have disappeared over the past two and a half years. A news story the other day got David Frum thinking about jobs and the economy, and where we might be headed.
With so many new platforms -- Kindles, iPads and smartphones -- publishers are facing a whole new discussion about how to charge for content. The New Yorker said it's planning to offer a flat-rate subscription for its content across all platforms. Alisa Roth reports.
Facebook users have become increasingly concerned about the website's privacy settings. Slate tech columnist Farhad Manjoo talks with Kai Ryssdal whether Facebook's new privacy system will divert people from walking away and what the site needs to grow as a business.
Facebook is balancing privacy expectations with the need to make money. Recent changes to the social-networking site have left many users feeling exposed. Today, Facebook rolled out new privacy controls meant to stem the controversy. Jeff Horwich reports.
Marketplace for Wednesday, May 26, 2010