Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Is this the week the tapering begins? And a look at the middle class as the Census releases new data this week on what Americans typically earn. 

PODCAST: Fed tapering and video games

The Fed's plans for future stimulus spending. And the rising costs of video game development.

Making Grand Theft Auto pay

Grand Theft Auto V cost $265 million to make. Pre-sales have been good, but GTA already has a huge following. With development costs now so high, creating a new game from scratch has become a high-stakes business.
Posted In: video games, grand theft auto

Everything you need to know about personal finance -- on one index card

A social scientist at the University of Chicago shows that the only investment advice you need to know can all fit in the palm of your hand.
Posted In: Economy, Personal Finance, investment advice

GM planning car to rival Tesla's Model S

GM's goal is a car that can travel 200 miles on a single charge, with a price tag of around $30,000.
Posted In: tesla, GM, electric cars

New Miss America gets the crown with some online racism on the side

A flurry of intolerant tweets flooded Twitter after the crowning of the first Indian-American Miss America.

Tapering tops the agenda at the Federal Reserve

The Fed buys billions of dollars worth of bonds each month to pump cash into our financial system. The question in front of the the Fed Board today: when should they start to slow the buying down.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, tapering, Federal Reserve

New thinking to help returning vets navigate urban battlefield

A new program in New York helps returning vets thrive in the city.
Posted In: veterans, Economy, military, service, GI Bill, 9/11

Global implications of this week's Fed meeting

Changes in U.S. monetary policy could create problems in emerging markets.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, tapering, stimulus spending, emerging markets, monetary policy

What median income can buy depends on where you live

The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Posted In: median income, Paducah, kentucky, middle class, poverty

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Dual 35
Sola Rosa
Robot Rock
Daft Punk
Nightcall
Kavinsky
People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul (Remix)
The J.B.'s
Hours
Freddie Joachim