Marketplace for Friday, September 14, 2012

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
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?

Did pop culture embrace Occupy Wall Street?

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, a question: What sort of mark did Occupy make on pop culture?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Pop Culture

Fed plan partly hinges on the wealth effect

Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.
Posted In: QE3

Weekly Wrap: QE3 and its effect on the economy

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, QE3

Unemployed or underemployed? There's an app for that

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.
Posted In: errands, smartphone, apps, unemployed

What happens (or doesn't) when Spot outlives you

To keep pets out of shelters after owners die, the ASPCA is urging people to plan ahead. Identify a new guardian. Collect medical records. And yes, if you can afford it, put Splash in your will.
Posted In: pets, ASPCA, Estate planning

Savers among hardest hit by low interest rates

People who save may bear a disproportionate share of the burden in our insatiable appetite for low interest rates.
Posted In: QE3, interest rates

Where everything goes when 'Everything Must Go'

The East Coast discount retailer Daffy's is going out of business, giving us a look at the ecosystem that sprouts up when a company has to sell everything from shoes to shelves.
Posted In: bankruptcy, liquidation

Drinking in Disney World and fracking in Texas

Disney World finally turns on the tap, and Halliburton puts out "Lost" signs for a radioactive probe its lost in west Texas.
Posted In: disney, fracking

Browse the show calendar