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Dec 28, 2007

Marketplace for Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

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Segments From this episode

You can't generalize about Gen Y

Dec 28, 2007
Commentator and entrepreneur Ben Casnocha, 19, says marketers may claim to know how to reach his generation, but young people today have stronger individual identities that make them harder to reach through mass campaigns.

Oracle of Omaha has a busy week

Dec 28, 2007
First Warren Buffett bought up a Chicago manufacturing giant. Now he's insuring municipal bonds and buying another insurance company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

How far can the discounts go?

Dec 28, 2007
Head to any of the big retailers and you're likely to find some crazy sales -- a short-term fix for a lackluster holiday shopping season. But are deep discounts good for the long-term health of these stores? Jeremy Hobson reports.

A tough year for "Made in China"

Dec 28, 2007
Stories of lead paint and other hazards in Chinese-made goods hit the headlines in 2007. Our Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong takes a looks back with host Amy Scott.

Irish locals tell developers to go away

Dec 28, 2007
Big real estate developers and the newly rich are eying some of Ireland's most beautiful rural towns. But local authorities would like them to take their mansion-building money elsewhere. Stephen Beard reports.

Week on Wall Street

Dec 28, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Amy Scott about what happened on Wall Street in 2007 and what may lie ahead.

Dungeons & Dragons goes digital

Dec 28, 2007
The role-playing board game for self-professed geeks is getting a facelift. David Chong takes a look at how it's being reinvented and going electronic.

Music from the episode

Poetic Justice Kendrick Lamar, Drake
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant