Marketplace for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Biz Stone and Evan Williams: Full interview transcript

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams
Posted In: Twitter

Mobile pay changes the way we do biz

Living in a digital world is changing how we live -- everything from how we get our news and information to how much money we carry in our pockets. Janet Babin reports on mobile pay via social media like Twitter or through your cell phone.

Cities slash public safety budgets

State and local governments are still feeling economic uneasiness. Experts say this is creating another wave of layoffs. Mike Moen reports on the situation in Northern Illinois, where some municipalities are shedding jobs in crucial areas -- including public safety.
Posted In: Jobs

VA relaxes PTSD qualification rules

The Veterans Administration is relaxing its strict qualification rules that have left many veterans lost in a paperwork maze. This could help not only hundreds of thousands of vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Vietnam veterans still trying to prove they qualify for benefits. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Why Wells is pulling out of risk loan biz

Wells Fargo has announced it's closing its 600 or so "financial stores." The bank also said it will stop selling subprime loans. Well, what took so long? Eve Troeh reports.

Retail data: Signs of a new consumer?

New retail sales figures show shoppers continued to hold back last month. And a report says that the number of Americans behind on their credit cards is the lowest in eight years. So, are we looking at a new consumer? Frugal, responsible and forever changed? Or are shoppers just holding back on the plastic? Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Retail

What can the Fed do to help recovery?

In Washington, politicians can't agree if they should wind down the stimulus to keep the deficit under control or give the economy another kick. It turns out a similar debate is happening across town at the nation's central bank. What should the Federal Reserve do? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Twitter founders: Grow biz, 'Be helpful'

From the Aspen Ideas Festival, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams talk about the origins of the social networking service, the value of trivial tweets, and the monetization platform they are launching that involves promoted tweets and trends.
Posted In: Twitter, evan williams, biz stone

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Two Kinds
Film School
Only One Thing Is Needed
Electrelane
Vireo's Eye
Future Islands
Somebody Once Told Me It Existed But They Never Found It
Minotaur Shock