Marketplace for Thursday, January 12, 2012

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The latest Attitude Check explores what bugs Americans the most about the economy and how we feel about our standard of living. Private equity is the talk of the town, but how much do you know about these funds? Retail sales surprisingly hit record highs in 2011. The new wave of charitable giving is just one click away. British artist Damien Hirst is opening multiple exhibitions at Gagosian galleries around the world. Youth radio reporter Rayana Godfrey looks at the changing habits of TV viewers. And advertiser Janice Suter discusses what firms are doing to attract younger viewers.

Damien Hirst kicks off latest mega art sale

British artist Hirst made millions in a 2008 auction. His latest marketing drive features a global gallery sale of his “Spot Paintings.”
Posted In: art, Damien Hirst, marketing

A record year for retail: How did that happen?

Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.
Posted In: Retail

When Geithner praised Greenspan

The minutes of Alan Greenspan's last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve were released today. It reveals some praising words from then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, Timothy Geithner

Advertising to a digital generation

Our "Future of TV" series continues with a look at how advertisers target youth through ever-changing mediums.
Posted In: television, tv, advertising, youth

What is it about the economy that bugs you?

Our Attitude Check this week looks what Americans are concerned about within the economy and also how they feel about the future of their standard of living.
Posted In: Economy, living standards

Private equity: Job killer or creator?

Professor Joshua Rauh at Northwestern University explains what private equity is, and what impact it has on the job market.
Posted In: private equity

The 411 on mobile giving

A just-released study says texting donations for crises like the Haiti earthquake could become the new norm.
Posted In: Charity, Haiti

The future of TV from inside a teenage bedroom

As tech gurus gather at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we're looking at the future of television. And where better to glimpse future viewing habits than inside a teenager's bedroom?
Posted In: Youth Radio, tv, television

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Get Better John
Mux Mool
Rockit
Herbie Hancock
03' Bonnie & Clyde (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Beyoncé Knowles] [Explicit]
Jay-Z
Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee