Marketplace for Friday, May 24, 2013
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It's Friday, which means two things: 1) thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers get an unpaid holiday and 2) it's time for the Weekly Wrap. In other news, brides may be walking down the aisle wearing...Target. Will anyone buy the budget wedding dresses? And our Safety Net series continues, this time with a different kind of bank: The Bank of Frank.
Posted In: Target, wedding dresses, weddings
Target gets into the wedding business with an online collection of very low-priced wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
Posted In: Star Wars, quantitative easing
In a week when markets have cringed at the mention of a retreat from the Fed's quantitative easing, or QE, we take a look at the history of the measure some have called a Jedi mind trick...with a little help from 'Star Wars.'
Posted In: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government
Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
Posted In: safety net
Government programs aren't the only safety nets that people fall back on. In the first of our "Safety Net Confessionals" we hear from Frank Paiano and one of the cousins he helped financially.
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