Marketplace for Friday, June 28, 2013

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Next week, the U.S. government officially changes the way it measure the economy. How does the GDP calculation work? And U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

Underwater no more and wanting to stay put

Not everyone wants to ditch their underwater mortgage once it resurfaces.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage

Vatican's bank: Another day, another scandal

A monsignor, an Italian Secret Service Agent and a financier were arrested after plotting to smuggle millions into Italy.
Posted In: Vatican, Vatican Bank, pope

Mortgage rates jump: Should we be worried?

U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Amidst austerity, Britain spends to commemorate a war

Britain is spending $75 million on next year's commemoration of the outbreak of World War I. Some historians insist that for the money to be well spent, the commemoration must get the tone right.
Posted In: World War I, Britain

No joke: The U.S. government says Kim Kardashian helps the economy

The U.S. government is set to begin calculating GDP in a way that factors in the economic value of entertainment, such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Angelina Jolie.
Posted In: hollywood, GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Aaron Hernandez jerseys: Trade 'em in, for free

The New England Patriots organization is offering a free exchange for another player's jersey this weekend only.
Posted In: New England Patriots, NFL, Aaron Hernandez

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Digital Dub
Daft Punk
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
God Made the World
Cold Cave
We Are (Instrumental)
Anwarrior

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