Aug 15, 2008

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 15, 2008

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 15, 2008

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What's this buzz about energy drinks?

Aug 15, 2008
Energy drinks are a multibillion-dollar industry with scores of brands on the shelves. But which is worth stocking up on in your fridge? We asked energy drink junkie Sean Cole to go exploring.

Getting Personal

Aug 15, 2008
This week, Chris Farrell talks to a New York City librarian about how to cover his moving expenses.
Getting Personal
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In Beijing, bargain for bottom dollar

Aug 15, 2008
So you're one of the lucky tourists in Beijing to see the Olympics. Are you having trouble getting good deals when you go shopping? Scott Tong strolls through the Silk Market and shows us how it's done.

Day in the Work Life: Opera star

Aug 15, 2008
Opera myth number one debunked: You don't have to be heavy to sing big. Professional tenor Richard Troxell takes us through the riveting highs and lows of his job.

Straight Story: Mortgage bailouts

Aug 15, 2008
Does it pay to be prudent? Economics editor Chris Farrell thinks so. This week, he talks with Tess Vigeland about the pros and cons of bank and mortgage bailouts.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Attached to the HIPAA

Aug 15, 2008
Last week, Marketplace's Steve Henn profiled companies that make money selling your medical info online. This week he explains why that's legal, even with privacy laws.
A stethoscope sitting on a laptop
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A look at overseas investing now

Aug 15, 2008
Investments in emerging markets like China were all the rage a year ago. Now that they're in the same slump as the U.S, is overseas investing still a hot ticket? Tess talks to Andrew Ang of Columbia's Business School.
An investor walks past a stock board in Shanghai.
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Can't cash in if you can't cash out

Aug 15, 2008
Many investors put their money into auction-rate securities, but had trouble getting money back when the credit crunch hit. Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Moon, who's been following the securities' settlement case.
Going over figures
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Repopulating New Orleans

Aug 15, 2008
To rebuild a city, you have to know who's back and who's not. Tess Vigeland talks to New Orleans demographer Allison Plyer about the state of the Crescent City three years after Hurricane Katrina.
Cars flooded in Hurricane Katrina are gathered and stored beneath a freeway.
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So are we in a recession or not?

Aug 15, 2008
One minute the headlines say we're zooming towards a recession, the next minute economic surveys say we're actually OK. What's going on? Tess Vigeland talks to economists Diane Swonk and Michael Englund.
Recession highway sign
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