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Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 11, 2015
Dec 11, 2015

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, December 11, 2015

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This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary finds out if the newest Star Wars has a hidden financial lesson, how West Jefferson improved traffic with some counter-intuitive thinking and Marketplace Weekend listeners answer our question, "Was there a time you wanted to help someone financially but couldn't?"

Segments From this episode

The new 'Star Wars' movie could well be about a bailout

Dec 1, 2015
A new academic paper says blowing up the Death Star would have left the economy in shambles
The second Death Star blowing up in "Return of the Jedi."
Screengrab via YouTube

Local Money: West Jefferson's unexpected traffic plan

Dec 10, 2015
How one city solved its traffic jam by making it harder to drive.

The murky world of high frequency trading

Dec 11, 2015
Some in the finance world see HFT as a way to game the system...

Youth in Paris projects talk about finding their place

Dec 11, 2015
Teens try to figure out their place in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks.

This weekend, Lizzie O’Leary finds out if the newest Star Wars has a hidden financial lesson, how West Jefferson improved traffic with some counter-intuitive thinking and Marketplace Weekend listeners answer our question, “Was there a time you wanted to help someone financially but couldn’t?”