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If the shoe fits... Play our new matching game!

Aug 20, 2010
Can you fill these executive shoes? Play our new brain game and match the executive to his or her footwear. Play now.
Posted In: shoes, ceo

Time to unwrap the presidency

Dec 29, 2008
In this time of crisis we have not one, but two presidents on the case. One is addressing the issues, while the other is unveiling his portrait. Do...
Posted In: financial crisis, president

A Visit from the AntiClaus

Dec 20, 2008
Contributed by Catherine Adams, Loveland, Ohio.... ...

Doubling down on investment bankers

Dec 15, 2008
From Stephanie Allard of Loveland, Colo. . . ....

Is this Wall Street? No it's heaven.

Dec 9, 2008
A Wall Street executive gets to heaven and is met with a huge celebration and a parade leading to the throne of God. He is greeted personally and...
Posted In: heaven, wall street executive

America's job market, 2010

Dec 9, 2008
Day labor may be changing based on this video from Screaming Frog:
Posted In: day labor, Economy

Citigroup's not ship-shape, so watch out for pirates!

Nov 27, 2008
This is a spoof story making the rounds. First seen on the Streetwise Blog of Toronto's Globe and Mail....
Posted In: Citigroup, pirates

Land of the rising pun

Nov 21, 2008
From a posting on the Telegraph of London website ......
Posted In: Banks, Japan, puns

A few definitions making the rounds...

Nov 11, 2008
Value investing -- The art of buying low and selling lower....

An English view of the financial crisis ...

Nov 11, 2008
In this "interview" with an investment banker, the comedy team of John Bird and John Fortune give perhaps the best explanation of the financial...


About this collection

You hear it a lot: For the economy to get better, we all have to spend more. Consumer confidence, consumer spending, consumer interest, consumer debt.... it's the consumer economy. But didn't spending too much get us in trouble a few years ago? Can we afford the consumer economy? Marketplace explores how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs, and whether we can keep it up.