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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank. What one suits-for-the-masses retailer has to gain by buying another. The pope dished out a searing critique of capitalism today. But what influence does the Papal office have these days? We take another look at why the 30-year fixed mortgage is our home loan of choice. And finally, the economics of airline cancellations: How airlines anticipate and react to big storms barreling down at peak travel periods like Thanksgiving.

The surprising source of all that pumpkin pie

A lot of the canned pumpkins that go into a lot of Americans' pumpkin pie is branded with the red-and-white logo of Libby's.
Posted In: pumpkins, pumpkin pie, Nestle

World's most expensive book to be auctioned?

The Bay Psalm book, one of the world's rarest books, is being auctioned tonight.

Kiribati: Island nation deals with the consequences of climate change

Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg speaks about his visit to the island nation threatened by rising sea levels.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, pacific ocean, environmental, fossil fuels

Why Wall Street is so excited about cheap men's suits

Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank.
Posted In: Wall Street, men's suits, George Zimmer

The Pope takes on capitalism?

The pope dished out a searing critique of capitalism today.
Posted In: pope francis

Two words that cancel airline flights: Wintry Mix

Airlines try to react sooner when big storms barrel down at peak travel periods like Thanksgiving.
Posted In: Airlines, holiday travel

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Contractors still feel squeeze of shutdown

Businesses that rely on government subcontract work are wary of budget cuts potentially set for next year, even as they continue to deal with the fallout from last month's partial government shutdown.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, government shutdown 2013

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Twin Shadow
I Was Never Young
Of Montreal
Budos Rising
The Budos Band
Vase
Miike Snow
No Sleep (Album Version)
Sam Roberts
Palace Chalice
Mux Mool