Nov 19, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, November 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, November 19, 2010

Segments From this episode

The value of a dollar

Nov 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Jonathan Blaustein about his "Value of a dollar" project, where he photographs a dollar's worth of various types of food.

Small talk: ski masks with beards, taxis of the future

Nov 19, 2010
Marketplace's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Dalasie Michaelis, George Judson and Nancy Farghalli about under-the-radar business stories. This week: ski masks with beards, smart vending machines and taxis of the future.

Athletes take money to make market corrections

Nov 19, 2010
Sports Illustrated writer Jon Wertheim doesn't find it surprising that athletes and their families demand and take money from alums or universities. He thinks they're simply acting rationally, from an economic point of view.

Weekly Wrap: Bernanke's message to the world, Congress

Nov 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Heidi Moore of the Dealbook at the New York Times and John Carney from CNBC about Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's defense of the Fed's decision to devalue the dollar.

Bernanke strikes back with bold statements

Nov 19, 2010
Ever since the Federal Reserve announced its plans to stimulate the U.S. economy with a $600 billion bond-buying spree, chairmen Ben Bernanke has come under fire from critics. Today in a speech in Germany, he fired back. Jennifer Collins reports.

A look at the effectiveness of stock buybacks

Nov 19, 2010
Companies may buyback their own stocks to increase the price of the remaining shares in the market. But that may not be the best plan for the company in the long-term.

Recruiting the right people to teach

Nov 19, 2010
Marketplace's Amy Scott takes a look at a second approach in teacher training in Louisiana: The fast track.

Music from the episode

Tell Me Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Downbound Train Bruce Springsteen
We Here Illa J
We Here Illa J