Marketplace for September 16, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for September 16, 2011

Why Europe needs the Fed's dollars

The European Central Bank may tap the Fed if private creditors, nervous about a potential debt crisis, refuse to lend dollars to European banks.

The Pacific garbage patch comes home

Plastic harvested from the giant patch of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean will soon find its way into recycled products

Small talk: Baseball beers and surfing the Internet at work

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: The non-difference of sizes for beers at baseball stadiums, Windows 8's new "blue screen of death," and surfing the Internet during work is OK in Canada.

Giving up the job search in your 60s

A 60-something reflects on the different generations fighting for jobs in the workforce.
Posted In: Jobs

September consumer sentiment inches up

Consumer sentiment. Consumer comfort. We've got measures galore on consumers. But do these surveys have any predictive value?
Posted In: Personal Finance

Weekly Wrap: Europe's ongoing debt crisis

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: the continuing story on the European debt crisis.
Posted In: Wall Street

Carnegie Mellon plans Rwanda campus

The American university opens in Central Africa next year
Posted In: Education

The Sound of Simon

Does advertising corrupt pop music? WWPSD -- What would Paul Simon do?
Posted In: Music

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All I Want
LCD Soundsystem
Ocean City Girl
Ivy
Kodachrome
Paul Simon