Marketplace for Friday, September 14, 2012
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We've seen QE3's immediate impact on the market -- boosting stocks and lowering returns on savings accounts. But what about the rest of us? We look at the ups -- and downs -- of the latest installment of quantitative easing. It's been one year since Wall Street was occupied. Dan Bobkoff explores the on-again/off-again relationship between Occupy and pop culture. Plus, you buy your dogs food, toys, occasionally clothes... but what happens to Fido if you die?
Posted In: errands, smartphone, apps, unemployed
In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your groceries or run errands.