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The Fed turns a healthy profit in 2010

Oct 3, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is beating faster today thanks to all the profit raining down from American's central banking system, the Federal...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, The Fed
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Iced out - Friendly's to file for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2011
Riskiest restaurant stocks, based on Prof Ed Altman's Altman-Z score source: The Street.com There's nothing like an ice cream to boost your mor...
Posted In: bankruptcy friendly's restaurants debt financing ice-cream, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Debit downer: BofA to charge card fee

Sep 29, 2011
Five bucks a month. That's what you'll be paying for a Bank of America debit card starting next year.
Posted In: Bank of America, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Murders & acquisitions -- traders are psycho: study

Sep 28, 2011
It's something that all of us, even traders themselves, have suspected -- traders are even more psycho than the average psycho!...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, rogue traders, The Breakdown: Economy
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Goldman Sachs cuts go deep

Sep 27, 2011
Goldman Sachs announced several months ago that it would make deep cuts in its operations to save as much as $1.2 billion. Today we heard those c...
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Sweet tooth -- traders buy commodities

Sep 26, 2011
Commodities priced jumped today, after prices fell to a ten-moth low last week. Sugar spun up to its highest price in more than a month. Aluminum rose, and coffee perked up, too.
Posted In: commodities, The Breakdown: Markets
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Stalled: U.S. consumers buying less gas

Sep 23, 2011
12-month average cost for self-serve regular. source: AAA The American Petroleum Institute says Americans consumed less gasoline in August than ...
Posted In: gas prices
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Absolutely, positively pessimistic: FedEx

Sep 22, 2011
FedEx is not feeling good about the economy. The company's CEO, Fred Smith said today that he thinks we're in for a sluggish growth period for some time to come. That's depressing the Marketplace Daily Pulse today.
Posted In: fedex
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Plastic fantastic - credit card solicitations rocket

Sep 21, 2011
Credit card solicitations are double what they were last year. Business Insider got its hands on a research report by Credit Suisse, which says...
Posted In: Credit Cards, debt
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Reach for the sky! Airline fees ratchet higher

Sep 20, 2011
A USA Today study on airline fees says the fees airlines are charging for overweight bags and regular check-in luggage are the highest they've ever been. The news that one airline is even charging for cabin baggage threatened to give the Marketplace Daily Pulse a cardiac arrest today.

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The Pulse is a regular feature on the Marketplace Index with David Brancaccio that measures the economy with a daily alternative indicator.

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...