Marketplace for August 15, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for August 15, 2011

Depression or recession: What's in a name?

Sasha Strauss, managing director at Innovation Protocol, discusses why the name of an economic crisis can affect its overall impact.

Why Google wants to buy Motorola Mobility

Google announced its plan today to buy mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The reason for the major purchase comes down to just one word: patents

The joys of repetition

Why this Monday is (and isn't) different than last Monday (and all Mondays before it)
Posted In: Investing

After volatile week, corporate mergers resume

Stock markets shift from "Manic Monday" to "Merger Monday" as companies swoop in on rivals to expand. Is this a sign of economic optimism?
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Are we in a lost decade?

Justin Wolfers and Liaquat Ahamed discuss where they think we are economically, and where we might be in 2016 and beyond.
Posted In: Economy

States get tough with immigration

Several states this summer have passed immigration bills. And it got commentator Gustavo Arellano thinking about his personal experience... hiring.
Posted In: undocumented, illegal

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Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
Heart Of Glass
Apollo Brown
Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Politician (Reprise)
Aloe Blacc

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