Sep 14, 2012

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We've seen QE3's immediate impact on the market -- boosting stocks and lowering returns on savings accounts. But what about the rest of us? We look at the ups -- and downs -- of the latest installment of quantitative easing.…

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Drinking in Disney World and fracking in Texas

Sep 14, 2012
Disney World finally turns on the tap, and Halliburton puts out "Lost" signs for a radioactive probe its lost in west Texas.

Where everything goes when 'Everything Must Go'

Sep 14, 2012
The East Coast discount retailer Daffy's is going out of business, giving us a look at the ecosystem that sprouts up when a company has to sell everything from shoes to shelves.

Savers among hardest hit by low interest rates

Sep 14, 2012
People who save may bear a disproportionate share of the burden in our insatiable appetite for low interest rates.

What happens (or doesn't) when Spot outlives you

Sep 14, 2012
To keep pets out of shelters after owners die, the ASPCA is urging people to plan ahead. Identify a new guardian. Collect medical records. And yes, if you can afford it, put Splash in your will.

Unemployed or underemployed? There's an app for that

Sep 14, 2012
In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your…

Weekly Wrap: QE3 and its effect on the economy

Sep 14, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The third round of stimulus from the Federal Reserve.

Fed plan partly hinges on the wealth effect

Sep 14, 2012
Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.

Did pop culture embrace Occupy Wall Street?

Sep 14, 2012
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, a question: What sort of mark did Occupy make on pop culture?

We’ve seen QE3’s immediate impact on the market — boosting stocks and lowering returns on savings accounts. But what about the rest of us? We look at the ups — and downs — of the latest installment of quantitative easing. It’s been one year since Wall Street was occupied. Dan Bobkoff explores the on-again/off-again relationship between Occupy and pop culture. Plus, you buy your dogs food, toys, occasionally clothes… but what happens to Fido if you die?

Music from the episode

Call It What You Want Foster The People
Motion Sickness Hot Chip
Strange Chemistry Sackcloth Fashion
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings