Marketplace for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tackling wireless network congestion

With more people logging on through computers and smart phones, wireless providers are scrambling for solutions to relieve the congestion on their networks.

Trading shares in the secondary markets

If you're a "wealthy, sophisticated" investor, there's a special market for you, the secondary trading markets. It's where you can trade shares of private companies who haven't made the leap to IPO, but seem promising.
Posted In: Investing

On the lookout for cattle rustlers

Someone -- or some group -- is stealing cows from the Oregon backcountry, and ranchers and law enforcement are scrambling to protect their herds and catch the thieves.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

The Dow's 'nice, big, pretty number,' 10,000

Ten thousand points seems to be the magic number of choice for many investors when it comes to the Dow Jones Industrial Index. Marketplace's Alisa Roth sees if there's any truth behind that belief.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Report shows world shortage of specialized labor

There is a worldwide deficit of skilled workers -- i.e. plumbers, electricians, carpenters. These workers provide essential services -- albeit unsexy -- but somebody's gotta do it, especially if the economy's going to recover.
Posted In: Jobs

Loan modifications help keep homes

Bill Radke talks to Mark Pearce of the State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, which released a report that said that loan modifications have helped prevent foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing

Reich: Eliminate payroll taxes to improve economy

Marketplace commentator Robert Reich thinks that reducing payroll taxes will get consumers to start spending again, which will help get the economy moving again.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Music from this show

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Minor Swing (John Beltran's Remember New Orleans Mix)
Django Reinhardt
Bonus Track: Viva La Vida
Rock Star 101
Country Heroes
Hank Williams III
Get Better John
Mux Mool