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Marketplace for Friday, November 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, November 19, 2010

Recruiting the right people to teach

Marketplace's Amy Scott takes a look at a second approach in teacher training in Louisiana: The fast track.
Posted In: Education

A look at the effectiveness of stock buybacks

Companies may buyback their own stocks to increase the price of the remaining shares in the market. But that may not be the best plan for the company in the long-term.
Posted In: Investing

Bernanke strikes back with bold statements

Ever since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to stimulate the U.S. economy with a $600 billion bond-buying spree, chairmen Ben Bernanke has come under fire from critics. Today in a speech in Germany, he fired back. Jennifer Collins reports.

Weekly Wrap: Bernanke's message to the world, Congress

Kai Ryssdal talks to Heidi Moore of the Dealbook at the New York Times and John Carney from CNBC about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's defense of the Fed's decision to devalue the dollar.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Athletes take money to make market corrections

Sports Illustrated writer Jon Wertheim doesn't find it surprising that athletes and their families demand and take money from alums or universities. He thinks they're simply acting rationally, from an economic point of view.
Posted In: Sports

Small talk: ski masks with beards, taxis of the future

Marketplace's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, George Judson and Nancy Farghalli about under-the-radar business stories. This week: ski masks with beards, smart vending machines and taxis of the future.

The value of a dollar

Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Jonathan Blaustein about his "Value of a dollar" project, where he photographs a dollar's worth of various types of food.
Posted In: Food

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Downbound Train
Bruce Springsteen
We Here [Explicit]
Illa J
Globetrotters (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay
Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings