Marketplace for Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 29, 2010

New non-alcoholic downers to get you off the caffeine buzz

Marketplace's Caitlan Caroll and a few members of the staff tried to take the edge off with "downer drinks," non-alcoholic beverages that help you relax and unwind.
Posted In: Food

#%*#!!! Swearing in the workplace

Kai Ryssdal talks to Jess Sheidlower, editor at large of the Oxford English Dictionary, about profanity in the workplace. It's unpleasant, but why do many workers still swear?

Re-building Rwanda, one strong woman at a time

The Rwandan genocide left behind devastation and a dominantly female population. But the country is making strides economically and politically. All due, in part, to one particular part of the population: Women.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Unconventional marketing strategies for the X Games crowd

Kai Ryssdal speaks with SportsBusiness Journal's Tripp Mickle about Gatorade's unconventional marketing strategy at the X Games to capture an unconventional crowd.
Posted In: Sports

Paper shows that credit card users win at the register, not cash users

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston released a paper that concluded people who spend cash at the register actually are giving money to people who use credit cards -- especially those with cashback rewards.
Posted In: Banks, Retail

More people moving out and renting

There was no boom in the rental market, once the housing market went bust -- but more people are moving out and renting places of their own.
Posted In: Housing

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new kid on the block

Top economics and financial officials met with Timothy Geithner today to discuss the future Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The new agency will have to overcome old loyalties and resentment from existing regulatory agencies forced to give up their staff and budget.

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Burning In The Sun (Album Version)
Blue Merle
Let It Rock (as made famous by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
7/4 (Shoreline)
Broken Social Scene