Marketplace for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What is Yahoo?

As other Internet properties surge, and Yahoo gets ready to layoff 4 percent of its workforce, it raises the question: what is Yahoo? And what's in its future? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet

Freakonomics: Avoiding unwanted gifts and deadweight loss

In the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner tells Kai Ryssdal about his idea for avoiding the unwanted gift this holiday season.
Posted In: Retail

Americans are spending again, but more cautiously

Even in the face of high unemployment and flat personal income, Americans are spending again. But they're being more conservative about where their money goes.
Posted In: Retail

HAMP is falling short of expectations

A report out today noted that the government's Home Affordable Modification Program -- HAMP -- isn't helping as many homeowners as was expected. Still, it doesn't mean the program should be scrapped entirely. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Housing

UCs will limit how much schools pay in benefits

New employees of California's public university system will have to contribute more for their benefits and pension and wait longer before they can retire.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Are extended warranties worth it?

You may get a warranty, but the DVD player or blender you got breaks after the warranty expires. Or is the peace of mind it gives you worth it? Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into the pros and cons of warranties.
Posted In: Retail

'Anatolian Tigers' attribute success to Turkish government

Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Turkey say that the pro-business policies of the Turkish government are helping them grow and succeed. But you won't find as many ostentatious displays of wealth here.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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Girl They Won't Believe It
Joss Stone
Northside Diehard
Matlock
The Safety Dance
Men Without Hats
Call On Me
Janet