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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mexico's bond sale a good sign for emerging markets

Mexico sold $1 billion worth of its newly issued 100-year bond -- which indicates optimistic, very very long-term investors.
Posted In: Investing

Immigration cap may mean decline in British competitiveness

The Conservative Party of the UK's coalition government has been keeping its word about an immigration cap. But London is concerned that the policy will slow business and maybe even ground projects.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

New 'venture accelerator' coming soon to Michigan

The University of Michigan is starting a new, super-charged business incubator. Researchers and venture capitalists and for-profit companies will both set up at the "venture accelerator," so collaboration can happen during R&D instead of after.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Lowering wages won't lead to recovery

Marketplace commentator Robert Reich argues that lowering wages to create more jobs isn't a good solution to closing the unemployment hole.

Online retailers trying to beat Amazon Prime

ShopRunner is an attempt by online retailers to lure loyal customers away from Amazon by setting up a program that allows unlimited shipping for $79 a year -- like Amazon Prime.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Deep discounts may make another appearance this holiday season

Consumer spending is slowly creeping up and retailers may have busier stores during the upcoming holiday season -- but they'll have to keep the discounts of seasons past to get shoppers through the door.
Posted In: Retail

Is a currency war a-brewin'?

Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about the potential currency war that's brewing between the U.S. and China.

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