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American Public Media's Marketplace presents news on business, economics, and money for the rest of us.

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12:11 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Video: The weirdest stuff candidates are selling

Rand Paul-branded socks, sold in his campaign's online store.
Marketplace staff

T-shirts and bumper stickers are so 2012. In this election cycle, campaign merchandise is getting downright zany. Read the full story.

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12:00 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Startup to take care of all your garbage woes

You'll never have to push these things around again.
Kai Ryssdal

I dare you, dare you, to tell me we're not in a tech bubble.

There's a new startup called TrashDay — and as far as I can tell, this is a real thing — in San Francisco that will take your trash cans out to the curb for you on trash day.

You fill out a form, tell them where your trash cans are ... and I guess you never have to worry about it again.

Ten bucks a week, four to six cans. 

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12:00 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

People paid $10,000 to get one woman to see 'Entourage'

The "Entourage" crew reunites for the television show's big-screen debut. 
Kai Ryssdal and Mukta Mohan

"Bob’s Burgers" writer Wendy Molyneux likes to joke with her husband about how much money it would take for them to do silly things, like drive to Vegas at that very moment, turn around, and come back. While watching "Mad Max," the trailer for "Entourage" came on, and Molyneux joked that someone would have to pay her $10,000 to see it. Except instead of brushing it off, she actually did something about it.

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12:00 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2015

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12:00 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

The merch tells the mood

A look at some of the merchandising available at Hillary Clinton's online shop.
Sally Herships

Bumper stickers are so 2012. Today's campaign merchandise has moved way past the rear end of a car, or posters on a dorm room wall. Howard Belk, co-CEO and chief creative officer of global branding firm siegel+gale, says if you look carefully at the merchandise offered up by a campaign, you can tell how confident a candidate is feeling. Look no farther than Hillary Clinton.

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2:00 am
Mon June 1, 2015

PODCAST: Researchers take an uber

The Uber app is displayed on an iPhone.
David Brancaccio

First up, we'll talk about where all those disappearing Carnegie Mellon professors went. Hint: they took Uber. Plus, the spectrum auction does not happen until 2016, but there's already a lot of interest in what's for sale. The reason? The spectrum that's for sale is primo. And T-Mobile wants a big piece of it. 

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1:43 am
Mon June 1, 2015

California farmer is 'minimizing the hurt'

The California Aqueduct at Mendota, California.The Aqueduct carries water from the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in the north to farms and cities in the central and southern part of the state.
Steve Gardner

Farmers in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta hold some of the most secure water rights in the state. But as the drought deepens, even those privileged “riparian rights” holders might have to sacrifice their water.

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1:00 am
Mon June 1, 2015

T-mobile wants more beachfront spectrum

The spectrum up for auction could be considered beachfront property.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

The Federal Communications Commission is going to auction off more of airwaves to wireless companies next year. Phone carriers want more airwaves to stream content and grow their networks. 

And the spectrum the FCC is auctioning off is primo.

“Yeah, this is beachfront,” says Kathleen O’Brien Ham, T-Mobile’s vice president for Federal Regulatory Affairs.

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1:00 am
Mon June 1, 2015

In a homeless district, growing numbers raise tensions

Businesses and schools in Los Angeles's Skid Row district are challenged by a growing homeless population. Tents stand on the sidewalk outside the Ore-Cal Corp., a food distributor that has trouble attracting new employees because of its location.
Jeff Tyler

In the last two years, Los Angeles County has seen a 12 percent increase in homelessness. One result is that homeless encampments are appearing across Los Angeles. But traditionally, homeless people and services for them have been concentrated downtown on Skid Row, and the increase is changing conditions there, too.

In the shadows of skyscrapers, homeless encampments occupy the sidewalks. On one block after another, people sleep in tents and live on the streets, with activity 24 hours a day.

But on those same blocks, companies are doing business. 

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1:00 am
Mon June 1, 2015

Start-up tries to raise the dirt cheap price of water

A new startup wants to show people that it pays to conserve water, literally.
Sam Harnett

Here's a question for you: How much is water worth?

We aren't talking anything fancy here, just regular old tap water. The answer is pretty darn little — less than a penny a gallon in most places around the country.

That is even true in California, where there is a historic drought. It's become so bad that the state has mandated water cutbacks and is considering fines. One Bay Area company has a different idea to encourage conservation. It wants to change the value of water.

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