Marketplace for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Location gone mass market

Location via smart phone is the latest part of consumers that marketers and companies are latching onto. Reporter Joel Rose takes himself on a tour of Philadelphia for a smart phone scavenger hunt.
Posted In: Travel

Is gold a bubble waiting to burst?

Kai Ryssdal talks to David Moon, president of Moon Capital Management about why gold is such an attractive investment.
Posted In: Investing

The campaign ad 'arms race'

According to one estimate, campaign ad spending could reach $4.2 billion . Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.

Old assumptions equal a stagnant economy

Marketplace commentator David Frum says that fresh solutions are needed to get the economy moving, but the federal government is stuck in its old assumptions.

Toxic gases found in well water close to drilling sites

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," may be a boon for the energy industry, but critics are questioning if the process that frees up more gas and oil in the ground is poisoning well water.
Posted In: Environment

HUD First Look program gives communities first dibs at foreclosed properties

The new program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is in an effort to stabilize communities and real estate prices across the nation.
Posted In: Banks, Housing

The elusive price tag of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan

Kai Ryssdal talks to professor and author Andrew Bacevich about his new book "Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War."

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Venus As A Boy
Bjork
Inflation
The Whitest Boy Alive
Keep A Secret
The Whitest Boy Alive
Ain't It Fun
Dead Boys
1517
The Whitest Boy Alive
B For My Name
The Beastie Boys