Marketplace for October 19, 2010

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Marketplace for October 19, 2010

Banks trying to move from fees to profit

Can there be a world without overdraft fees? Not entirely, but they may not be as much. Banks like Bank of America seem to moving away from charging fees upon existing customers to drive profits from consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks

Wired magazine co-founder discusses "What Technology Wants"

Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine and author of "What Technology Wants," speaks with Kai Ryssdal about how technology is changing what it means to be human.

"Put backs": A refund for banks' investors?

In light of the foreclosure paperwork fiasco, investors at private funds and mortgage-investment giants are looking to get their money back. And as Bob Moon tells Kai Ryssdal, they may just be able to, thanks to something called a "put back."
Posted In: Banks

Letters: What about the groom, and a lesson about qat

Kai Ryssdal goes through listener responses to recent Marketplace stories. This week: looking from the perspectives of "green" hotels and grooms in Indian marriages, and a lesson about qat.
Posted In: Travel

Freakonomics Radio: A government official in venture capitalist's clothing?

What do the X Prize, Google, and the Department of Education have in common? "Freakonomics" coauthor Stephen Dubner gives Kai Ryssdal a pop quiz that compares American aviator Charles Lindbergh to the Race to the Top education-reform program, which makes the government seem a bit more like a sleek venture capitalist than its typical bureaucratic self.
Posted In: Education

Baltimore students invest in their future

Baltimore students are learning the ups and downs of the investment market with the help of Stocks in the Future, a program where students get paid for perfect attendance and good grades. But instead of pocketing the money, students invest in the stock market, learning a valuable lesson about investing their time in school.

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Mr. Writer
Ah Ha (Album Version)
Mongo Santamaria
Call On Me
A Fifth of Beethoven (Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Walter Murphy

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