Marketplace for Monday, October 15, 2012
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Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker discusses his tenure and what concerns him today about financial markets, along with financial historian William Silber, who wrote a new book called "Paul Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence." The Nobel Prize in economics went to two Americans for their idea known as the matching theory. Japan’s Softbank Corp. has announced its 70 percent investment in U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Nextel Corp, making it the largest overseas buy from a Japanese firm. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is closing on a deal to lease the Ohio turnpike for $1 billion. And Gina Keating, the author of "Netflixed: the Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs," offers a deeper look at the company.
Posted In: debate
Nothing about chilled Evian water in the waiting rooms or colored M&Ms, but it's a pretty good read.
Posted In: calorie, Health
Commentator Beth Teitell on whether knowing what we're eating will affect how much we eat.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and his biographer Bill Silber sit down for an interview on the economy, financial regulation, and why U.S. presidents still call on the former Fed chief.
Posted In: Ohio, Ohio Turnpike, privatization
An expensive turnpike study by KPMG was expected to be presented at a regular Ohio Turnpike Commission meeting today. But it didn't happen. So, speculation continues about Gov. John Kasich's proposal to sell or lease the Ohio Turnpike to investors.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa, Small Business
You might think all that political activity in places like Iowa, Ohio and Florida would be great news for the local economy. But campaign spending isn't trickling down to the local level.