Oct 29, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, October 29, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, October 29, 2010

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: What lies ahead

Oct 29, 2010
Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and John Carney from CNBC talk with Kai Ryssdal about the big news that will happen next week: midterm elections, and the Federal Reserve's next attempt to try and turn things around economically with its latest quantitative easing plan.

Zombie bonds attack!

Oct 29, 2010
So the latest in the housing crisis won't necessarily make for a great horror flick, but there's a second wave of toxic assets coming. Stacey Vanek-Smith takes a look at what will happen in "Toxic Assets, Part II."
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The factors behind GDP growth

Oct 29, 2010
Despite today's news that the U.S.'s gross domestic product has grown for the fifth straight quarter, the White House warns that faster growth needs to occur to get unemployment down. Marketplace senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains the factors behind it all.

Product placement twist for telenovela

Oct 29, 2010
Spanish language network Univision has been making big gains in 18 to 34-year-old viewers this year, due in part to steamy soap operas know, as telenovelas. Univision has also attracted a growing share of advertisers. But as Jennifer Collins reports, a telenovela debuting Monday takes that to a whole new level.

Life with no more 'Lost'

Oct 29, 2010
Lost in all of the TV coverage of the midterm election is this: November is a pretty important month for TV folks too because of sweeps. TV producers and writers tend to save their best stuff for this period. And that was true for commentator and co-creator of "Lost," Damon Lindelof.

Zombie economic ideas still among us

Oct 29, 2010
Professor John Quiggin, author of "Zombie Economics," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how some economic ideas can be zombies -- theories that refuse to die no matter how wrong they prove to be.

BankUnited to go public

Oct 29, 2010
We could soon see the second coming of a poster child for the mortgage mess. Miami-based BankUnited went belly up after filling up on risky adjustable rate mortgages. Then the government swooped in and sold BankUnited to a group of private equity firms. Now those investors have announced they're ready to take the bank public. Janet Babin reports.

Music from the episode

Selector Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
Selector Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
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