Marketplace for Friday, November 27, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, November 27, 2009

Why we can all be philanthropists

It's the season for giving. But given this economy, you might think that only those with big bucks can do philanthropy. Commentator Matthew Bishop urges us to think again.
Posted In: Charity

Bank closure galvanizes community

Sometimes changes in bank ownership can be pretty painless for customers. But there are times when a bank's closing makes entire communities care. Adrienne Hill reports.

Why DVDs are duds for Hollywood

Entertainment writer Claude Brodesser Akner talks with Tess Vigeland about why consumers are no longer willing to pay high prices for home viewing.

Weekly Wrap: Spending and debt

Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and business writer Heidi Moore talk with Tess Vigeland about how consumers might be feeling going into this shopping season and Dubai's debt problems.

Small retailers push for local support

It might be Black Friday where you are, but in some cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's Plaid Friday. It's all part of efforts to get shoppers to buy from independently-owned, small retailers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Retail

Surprise supporters for pay regulation

The public comment period on proposed rules by the Federal Reserve to crack down on executive pay is over. What would the regulations do? John Dimsdale reports.

Dubai's debt may hurt banking recovery

The state-owned company Dubai World wants more time to repay its debt. Given that it owes at least $59 billion to creditors, there are concerns a wave of defaults could be on the way. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

03' Bonnie & Clyde (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Beyoncé Knowles] [Explicit]
As The World Turns
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
The Gap Band
Marc Grau

Browse the show calendar