Marketplace for Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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We love zombies as much as the next show, but zombie inflation? In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. Today, as the Federal Reserve concludes another meeting likely to keep inflation six feet under, we ask is it time to bring inflation back from the dead? Plus, more haunting news, Freakonomics Radio stops by to tell us how your advanced degree may be hurting your chances at a job. Over in China, a different version of Iron Man 3, catered to Chinese audiences, is set to release. What does that say about the Chinese film industry?
Posted In: Auto, Ford, Transportation
Bill Ford says he hopes his company will help develop public transportation in urban areas and get rid of the gridlock.
Posted In: health care, medicaid
In Oregon, researchers followed 10,000 new enrollees in Medicaid. They used more health care services, but had more to spend on other necessities.
Posted In: Entertainment, film, China
Disney is releasing two distinct versions of "Iron Man 3" this week: The international version and the Chinese version. How is Hollywood tailoring movies for the growing Chinese audience?
Posted In: inflation
In February, we declared inflation dead after years of easy monetary policy and negligible consumer price increases. As the Federal Reserve concludes yet another meeting to keep inflation six feet under, we ask if it's time to bring inflation back from the dead.
Posted In: Twitter, social media
Putnam Investments says certain words used on social media can trigger regulatory scrutiny.