Nov 26, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, November 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, November 26, 2010

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Inflation, rising food prices, hit Chinese pocketbooks

Nov 26, 2010
Even rice prices have skyrocketed in the China. Economists suspect that the Chinese government is not publicly recognizing inflation to avoid dealing with uneven income distribution in the country.

'Cellar dwellers' trying to make ends meet

Nov 26, 2010
Reporter Dan Gorenstein talks to the Johnsons, a family of three living in a basement apartment, about what it's like to live from unemployment check to unemployment check.

Monopoly and the Great Recession

Nov 26, 2010
The game Monopoly debuted during the Great Depression. Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice looks at how the game is doing during the Great Recession and whether we're learning anything from it.

Should unemployment benefits be extended?

Nov 26, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about the choosing between cutting the deficit and extending unemployment benefits.

Stores using better service to get customers to buy

Nov 26, 2010
Stores are starting to hire more staff and perhaps encouraging them to be extra helpful. Analysts say that better customer service may be a strategy to get people to part with their money.

Republicans want to repeal health reform's contract reporting requirement

Nov 26, 2010
The health reform law requires that businesses report to the IRS every contract worth more than $600. Business, Republicans and even the president think that the requirement takes up too much time and money from businesses.

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