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Marketplace for Friday, November 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013

Marketplace for Friday, November 29, 2013

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Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour braves the holiday shopping crowds to find out how opening on Thanksgiving Day affected this year’s sales figures. Plus, a look at how U.S. taxpayers are close to getting back all the money they put into the housing giants. Marketplace host Lizzie O’Leary talks with Bloomberg Government’s Nela Richardson and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville for a wrap-up of the week’s business news. And, a lot of fans are calling for USC’s interim head football coach to take the top job permanently, especially after their upset of Stanford a few weeks ago. But as Marketplace’s Mark Garrison reports, that may not necessarily be the case.

Segments From this episode

Breaking even on Fannie and Freddie bailouts

Nov 22, 2013
Congress and the White House are weighing what is next for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Weekly Wrap: As goes housing, goes the economy? + #longreads

Nov 29, 2013
Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville and Bloomberg's Nela Richardson join Lizzie O'Leary to look back at the week's business news and forward at where the economy is going.

Australia to Archer Daniels Midland: No

Nov 29, 2013
The Australian government blocks the American food-processing giant from acquiring Australia's biggest grain distributor

A game plan to brave holiday shopping

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Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour braves the holiday shopping crowds to find out how opening on Thanksgiving Day affected this year’s sales figures.

Ukraine decides between east and west

Nov 29, 2013
As Ukraine ponders its economic future, both the EU and Russia are courting its economic power.

Need an extra basketball timeout? That'll be $50,000

Nov 29, 2013
Our Final Note today comes from the world of basketball and loopholes.

Big money at stake in one USC football game

Nov 29, 2013
Will the University of Southern California's quest to hire a star coach for its football team be cut short by a victory in Saturday's game?

Holiday book picks

Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich shares some of her book picks for holiday gifts.

Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour braves the holiday shopping crowds to find out how opening on Thanksgiving Day affected this year’s sales figures. Plus, a look at how U.S. taxpayers are close to getting back all the money they put into the housing giants. Marketplace host Lizzie O’Leary talks with Bloomberg Government’s Nela Richardson and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville for a wrap-up of the week’s business news. And, a lot of fans are calling for USC’s interim head football coach to take the top job permanently, especially after their upset of Stanford a few weeks ago. But as Marketplace’s Mark Garrison reports, that may not necessarily be the case.

Music from the episode

Lost Frank Ocean
The High Road Broken Bells