Aug 27, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, August 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, August 27, 2010

Segments From this episode

Bernanke wants consumers and businesses to spend towards a recovery

Aug 27, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke encouraged more consumers and businesses to spend money in a speech this morning. But with confidence lacking in the public, that idea may be a tough sell.

Billionaire sues high-tech companies over patents

Aug 27, 2010
Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about billionaire Paul Allen's multi-patent lawsuit against a slew of top high-tech companies, like Facebook and Google.

'Tommy John' surgery can extend careers of pitchers

Aug 27, 2010
A revolutionary surgery that has a high success rate of repairing elbows to original or even better condition before injury may change the business of baseball.

Weekly Wrap: The Fed and the economy

Aug 27, 2010
Bill Radke talks to freelance reporter Heidi Moore and and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal of week's top headlines.

New FTC guidelines apply truth-in-advertising principles to online reviews

Aug 27, 2010
Bill Radke talks to New York Times tech report Miguel Helft about a lawsuit between a PR firm and the Federal Trade Commission over fake reviews on the Internet.

Small Talk: Auto lashes, do-gooders and pet insurance

Aug 27, 2010
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam talk to Marketplace staffers about fake lashes for your ride, goody two-shoes and the things pet insurance pays for.

Displaced New Orleans residents migrate to the north shore

Aug 27, 2010
As Hurricane Katrina made its way across the Gulf of Mexico five years ago, most people in harm's way evacuated. Tens of thousands of people chose not to return to damaged neighborhoods. But many have made their new lives nearby - as near as the other side of the lake that flooded their homes.

Music from the episode

Tell Me Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Tell Me Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
I'm Branded Los Straitjackets
I'm Branded Los Straitjackets
Welcome to the Jungle Vitamin String Quartet
Welcome to the Jungle Vitamin String Quartet
Let the Music Oddisee, LMNO
Let the Music Oddisee, LMNO
Let the Music Oddisee, LMNO
Let the Music Oddisee, LMNO