Marketplace for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why Google may want Groupon

Marketplace Jennifer Collins looks into why Google may offer billions for the coupons website.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Recommended dosage of Vitamin D lower than expected

Sales of Vitamin D supplements have jumped 82 percent in the course of one year, often thanks to the recommendations of personal physicians. But a new study released today says Americans are actually meeting their Vitamin D requirements already.
Posted In: Health

Bank executive paychecks are still high

Part of the popular discontent with Wall Street during the financial crisis was how much money a lot of bankers were making. And although there have been efforts to enact pay limits on executives, it seems that they haven't stuck. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Banks

Netflix streaming causing bandwidth price dispute

With the rise in high-volume online video content like Netflix streaming, Internet service provider Comcast claims it needs to build out its networks to keep up, so it's charging Internet pipe systems a bigger fee. Netflix says Comcast is blocking the content because the entertainment-rental company is a threat.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Freakonomics: Do wine experts or prices matter?

It's a huge global market that gets especially exciting during the holidays: wine. But how do you choose the right bottle for the party? Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics explains to Kai Ryssdal that you shouldn't always rely on the wine expert, or the expensive price tags.
Posted In: Food

Real retail spending v. Personal consumption

Before you get too excited about announcements that consumer spending has jumped, take a listen to what Marketplace's Bob Moon found out about how those numbers are calculated.
Posted In: Retail

Insurance companies have no doubts about global warming

Insurance companies are taking into account the potential for rising water levels and more aggressive hurricanes when considering rates. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Housing

Music from this show

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What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
And Here We Test Our Powers Of Observation (Album Version)
The Bad Plus
Eat Your Heart Up
The Blow
Make Light (Album Version)
Passion Pit
The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
Sufjan Stevens

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