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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Friday, November 19, 2010