Marketplace for September 2, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for September 2, 2011

Why we're addicted to daily deals

The online daily deal industry is booming. And consumers just can't get enough -- even when those deals end up not being used. So why do we keep buying?
Posted In: Personal Finance

Unemployment doesn't budge

There was no net jobs gain last month. And that's worse than it sounds.
Posted In: Jobs

Retailers overwhelmed by daily deal sites

Millions of consumers are buying into the online daily deal craze. But how are businesses faring, as new sites compete to offer their deals?
Posted In: Retail

Banks face federal lawsuit over bad mortgages

A housing regulator is suing banks for misrepresenting mortgage bonds. Three years after bailing out banks, the feds are trying to punish them.
Posted In: Housing

Small talk: A water menu, The Earl Grey, doctors (not) washing hands

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: water gets its own menu, Twinings introduces <em>The</em> Earl Grey and doctors need signs to remind them to wash their hands.

The unemployment "skills" myth

Employers say they want to hire. But they point to a lack of skills among unemployed workers. Is that a job fiction?

Weekly Wrap: Jobs, the Fed and robo-signing

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: jobs, the possibility of QE3 and banks being punishing for robo-signing.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Will My Feet Still Carry Me Home
Elf Power
Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Delicious Tears
Antn Hrkwk