PODCAST: Gas prices up, Mobile payment tossup

People walk through the grounds at the base for Mohamed Morsi supporters on the first day of Ramadan on July 10, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

There's a lot of ways to pay for things these days without using cash. Credit and debit cards are the biggest, but mobile payments might be the next big thing.

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting in June on interest rates came out on Wednesday afternoon. They showed the group of monetary policy makers is treading carefully when in comes to rolling back their stimulative bond buying program known as quantitative easing.

Oil prices are up to levels not seen in more than a year -- blame Egypt, blame the economy, and blame yourself?

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Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace, based in New York.

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