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Marketplace for 7/24/13 – Middle out
Jul 24, 2013

Marketplace for 7/24/13 – Middle out

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The president made a big speech about his economic growth plans. He used the phrase 'middle class' more than 20 times. As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle class shrinks -- can the “middle out” approach help service workers? And American companies have helped employ more U.S. military veterans in the past few years.

Segments From this episode

What can one share of Berkshire Hathaway buy you?

Jul 24, 2013
At $174,000 per share, you can buy a lot of DQ Blizzards.

Aaron Hernandez case could change NFL offseason

Jul 24, 2013
The NBA instituted some strict and professional guidelines after the news media spotlighted misdeeds by basketball players. Will the NFL do the same?

Middle out: Obama's economy and the service sector

Jul 24, 2013
As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle-class shrinks -- can the 'middle out' approach help service workers?

Caterpillar's hole: What's it mean for the economy?

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Jul 24, 2013
Profits at the big CAT are way down. Mining seems to have hit a wall.

Veterans' jobs programs close unemployment gap

Jul 24, 2013
New programs from American employers to hire recent veterans has done something remarkable: eliminated the vet job gap.

African-American hair salons spur 'creative commerce'

Jul 24, 2013
Bootstrap entrepreneurs sell their goods wherever they can, including hair salons and barber shops.

Google TV gadget costs $35. Game changer?

Jul 24, 2013
Google released its Chromecast TV device today, which will allow consumers to get content from the cloud to their TV.

Is this recovery? Check the roads for campers, trailers

Jul 24, 2013
After downsizing during the recession, one manufacturer sees signs of the recovery.

The president made a big speech about his economic growth plans. He used the phrase ‘middle class’ more than 20 times. As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle class shrinks — can the “middle out” approach help service workers? And American companies have helped employ more U.S. military veterans in the past few years.

Music from the episode

Synth One Ronald Jenkees
Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
Lullaby The Cure