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Marketplace for Friday, October 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, October 1, 2010

Marketers like that you "Like"

The ubiquitous, but innocuous "Like" button on your favorite retail and media websites is a boon for marketers. Just one click and they access to a full range of your personal details -- and your friends' too.

TIAA-CREF CEO on retirement in times of uncertainty

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and Marketplace Money's Tess Vigeland talk to Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA-CREF, about retirement after the Great Recession.

Weekly Wrap: The Flash Crash, TARP

Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune magazine and John Carney from CNBC about whether they feel better that they know what caused the Flash Crash and if TARP was a success or not.
Posted In: Banks, Wall Street

Some retailers starting to raise prices

Consumer spending went up a wee bit in August. After two years of selling at bargain prices -- and getting consumers addicted to low low prices -- can retailers start raising prices now?
Posted In: Retail

Predict a bubble, and then what?

There's a group of high-level financial regulators -- including Timothy Geithner and Ben Bernanke -- who will keep their ears to the ground to predict future bubbles. But what will they do once they predict one?

Trans-Atlantic cables for even higher frequency trading

Because milliseconds matter in the world of high-frequency trading, the new cables being laid between New Jersey and London will take cable speed from 65 milliseconds to below 60 milliseconds.
Posted In: Wall Street, high-frequency trading

Music from this show

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Doctor Zhivago - Lara's Theme
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Girl They Won't Believe It
Joss Stone
I Just Wanna Love You
Can You Flow?
Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise
Black Moth Super Rainbow