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  • 11-25-13 Marketplace - Iran so far away MP3

    With a six-month agreement in place to thaw some of the restrictions on doing business in Iran, international firms are now making calculations about whether to get involved in that marketplace, or wait and see what comes next. Also, Yahoo! is hiring Katie Couric. It’s the latest in a number of high-priced recruitments by the internet company, but Couric is unusual. She’s older, she’s a TV i...

    25.11.2013

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    25.11.2013

  • 06-28-13 Marketplace MP3

    Next week, the U.S. government officially changes the way it measure the economy. How does the GDP calculation work? And U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

    28.06.2013

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    28.06.2013

  • 06-27-13 Marketplace MP3

    The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The bill includes a proposal to spend nearly $50 billion to beef up security at the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, both sides of the gay marriage fight are using yesterday's DOMA decision to raise more money.

    27.06.2013

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    27.06.2013

  • 06-26-13 Marketplace MP3

    Now that the DOMA has been ruled unconstitutional, legally married same-sex couples will be eligible for over 1,000 federal programs and benefits, including the Unlimited Marital Deduction. Plus, the financial and economic battle of same sex marriage has a long and expensive history.

    26.06.2013

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    26.06.2013

  • 06-25-13 Marketplace MP3

    President Obama unveils his plans for climate change policy over the next few years, but how much can he really get done without Congress? Also, Carnival relieves its longtime CEO. And the financial implications of the comeback of a 1980s-era hair style: The hi-top fade.

    25.06.2013

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    25.06.2013

  • 06-24-13 Marketplace MP3

    The Supreme Court ruled on a handful of cases today and employers came out on the winning side on several. Experts say the court continues to lean right on many issues -- but perhaps most notably when it comes to business. Also, Colorado and Washington are making recreational marijuana fully legal starting in 2014. Each state is furiously drafting regulations to set up the first-ever regulated commercial cannabis mar...

    24.06.2013

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    24.06.2013

  • 06-21-13 Marketplace MP3

    The Paris Air Show is one of the world’s largest aviation and defense showcases. But in this age of budget cuts, who's buying planes? Facebook now allows users to record videos through Instagram, challenging Vine. And Instagram videos are 15 seconds longer than its Twitter-backed rival.  

    21.06.2013

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    21.06.2013

  • 06-20-13 Marketplace MP3

    Ben Bernanke's comments about the economy were optimistic -- but the markets saw the bad news: No more punch bowl. Also, with the passing of actor James Gandolfini, it's worth noting that television hasn’t been the same since Tony stepped outside and found ducks in his swimming pool. 

    20.06.2013

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    20.06.2013

  • 6-18-2013 MP3

    As many as 200,000 people have marched through Brazil's major cities protesting economic imbalances. The Kremlinology of Ben Bernanke. And what Jay-Z’s deal to offer his new album to every new Samsung customer and what it says about the future of music distribution.

    18.06.2013

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    18.06.2013

  • 6-17-13 Marketplace MP3

    American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust legroom in the economy section. How much is an inch worth, to both parties? How much more money with American Airlines make from the move? And will passengers be more willing to pay for upgraded seats? Also, how the NSA surveillance story may be a harbinger about the future of the internet.

    17.06.2013

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    17.06.2013

  • 6-14-13 Marketplace MP3

    Happy Birthday -- to copyright? Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being  asked to pay $1,500 to use the tune in her film. And we wrap up our series on the consumer economy by looking at opportunity cost and the value of things.

    14.06.2013

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    14.06.2013

  • Consumed: The Podcast MP3

    Every once in a while we like to take a step back and look at the big picture. This week, the Sustainability desk did just that with "Consumed."

    14.06.2013

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    14.06.2013

  • 06-13-13 Marketplace MP3

    You think our housing collapse was bad? Try thinking about what the homesteaders went through 100 years ago. Our series looking at the consumer economy continues. Also, the Supreme Court decides that human genes can't be patented. 

    13.06.2013

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    13.06.2013

  • 06-12-13 Marketplace MP3

    Google, Microsoft and Facebook are calling on the U.S. government to reveal how often they get national security requests for information. The Internet companies are fighting the perception they were willing participants in the National Security Agency's widespread monitoring of electronic communications. Also, Pandora buys a small radio station South Dakota for what it hopes are big savings. And our "Con...

    12.06.2013

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    12.06.2013

  • 06-11-13 Marketplace MP3

    We continue our special "Consumed" series from the Sustainability Desk, exploring whether we can really afford all the things we're buying. Today we focus on the technique of 'upselling' -- companies getting you to buy something you don't actually want. Also, we look at how much a secret security clearance is worth to your career ... And the cost of the immigration debate.

    11.06.2013

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    11.06.2013

  • 6-10-13 Marketplace MP3

    Can we really afford all the things we're buying? We explore the consumer economy in our new series "Consumed." First up: how we're pushing our kids to get ahead in the consumer arms race. Plus, Google is buying crowd-traffic-mapping app Waze. In light of the whole PRISM deal, how does voluntary data compare? Also, business bankruptcies are way down.  We take a look at who is still going bankrupt...

    10.06.2013

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    10.06.2013

  • 6-7-13 Marketplace MP3

    PRISM is no longer about rainbows any more. The government is listening, at least somewhat. We look at what we can do as consumers to pressure internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government surveillance of personal  data. Plus, Grumpy Cat has taken the Internet by storm. So much so that the frowny kitty has a movie deal. We talk to the feline agent who represents Grumpy.

    07.06.2013

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    07.06.2013

  • 6-6-13 Marketplace MP3

    Today we head to a graduation, but not just any graduation. It's Oyler School's graduation — the school we've been following for a year. In the news, Verizon is handing over telephone data, but for what? And how is the government going about finding its needles on the digital haystack? Plus, all of the junk in the ocean, documented. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been doing so for 23 years. Our stor...

    06.06.2013

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    06.06.2013

  • 06-04-13-Marketplace MP3

    That ad said what? Today, we look at the rise of swearing in advertisements, despite FCC fines. Why are those four-letter words worth it? Also, a profile of a patent troll. You may be surprised to hear that some of America's biggest companies are part of the crowd. Plus, over 500 Zynga employees were let go yesterday as the mobile gaming company struggles. Don't worry, recruiters are already on the prowl.

    04.06.2013

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    04.06.2013

  • 6-3-15 Marketplace MP3

    Advertisers are starting to toe the line. They're putting up ads with swear words, FCC rules be ... you get the idea. Why are those four-letter words worth the price? In Moore, Okla., we take a look at how recovery works differently depending on your income. Plus, Apple is set to start a music streaming service. What's the future for the Spotifys of the world?

    03.06.2013

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    03.06.2013

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