Segments From this episode
After five years in the making, "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is now open at the Universal theme park in Orlando. And it's drawing huge crowds. But the influx of guests is giving Universal a lesson in crowd control. Katie Ball reports.
Germany reported its best set of economic figures in more than 20 years. It achieved this feat by doing what many countries can only dream of: exporting its way out of trouble. And how did the world respond to Germany's good fortune? With a hail of criticism. Stephen Beard explains.
President Obama signed a $600 million border security bill that will put more agents and equipment on the job along the Mexican border. But with the U.S. bank balance deeply in the red, where's that money coming from? According to the White House, from taxes on H-1B visas for skilled workers. Alisa Roth reports.
"Eat Pray Love" is open in theaters, though I probably don't have to tell you that because the movie's being promoted like crazy. Oh, and there are the products: travel packages, clothing, prayer beads. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how a book about one woman's quest to de-clutter her life has spawned a mega-marketing blitz.
CNBC's John Carney from Reuters blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether they were surprised by the Federal Reserve's announcement that the economy is still stalling and the bond market.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about why people aren't taking advantage of historically low mortgage rates, whether it's affecting home prices at all, and who is refinancing right now.
Marketplace for Friday, August 13, 2010