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Marketplace for Friday, February 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, February 21, 2014

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It seems the fever over U.S. debt has broken, if President Obama’s budget blueprint is any indication. Public opinion polls show it’s no longer a top issue, the economy is improving, and advocacy groups dedicated to solving the long-term deficit have petered out. But that doesn’t mean the fight over debt is gone. It’s just hibernating. Next, producers of “Anchorman 2” are releasing a new movie, “Anchorman 2 and a half,” which is the original “Anchorman 2” with all new jokes, taken from the outtakes. 700 jokes.

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Things to believe in: the Grand Canyon and the tooth fairy

Feb 21, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of February 24, 2014

Marketplace Music: Our very own music station

Feb 21, 2014
Listen to some of our favorite tunes.

Weekly Wrap: The short version of the Fed notes

Feb 21, 2014
Kai talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Felix Salmon of Reuters

Our national obsession with the 'tenure' T-note, explained

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Feb 21, 2014
A listener wrote to ask about our obsession with the so-called "tenture teanote". Well, you asked for it....

The debt debate is just hibernating

Feb 21, 2014
It's quiet, but not gone

763 more 'Anchorman' jokes

Feb 21, 2014
The producers of "Anchorman 2 1/2" made a new movie out of outtakes

The Market Was Down

Feb 21, 2014
A short story from the collection 'One More Thing'

Is it getting easier to show emotions at work?

Feb 21, 2014
Traditional research shows women in particular receive negative judgement when they emote.

What's funnier than a room of economists?

Feb 21, 2014
Just about anything.

It seems the fever over U.S. debt has broken, if President Obama’s budget blueprint is any indication. Public opinion polls show it’s no longer a top issue, the economy is improving, and advocacy groups dedicated to solving the long-term deficit have petered out. But that doesn’t mean the fight over debt is gone. It’s just hibernating. Next, producers of “Anchorman 2” are releasing a new movie, “Anchorman 2 and a half,” which is the original “Anchorman 2” with all new jokes, taken from the outtakes. 700 jokes.

Music from the episode

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