Sep 17, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, September 17, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, September 17, 2010

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Warren as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sep 17, 2010
It's official -- Elizabeth Warren will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson looks at what responsibilities and Warren will have in her new position.

United and Continental, a marriage of equals

Sep 17, 2010
Like any marriage, the merger between the two airline giants has qualities that complements the others. But also like any marriage, economists predict some tough talks will be had to settle issues such as a pilots' pay.
Continental Airlines and United airlines planes at San Francisco International airport in San Francisco, Calif.
Jewel Samad/Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Colleges set up food banks for students

Sep 17, 2010
Some universities and colleges are setting up food banks on-campus for their students. Making sure that financially struggling students are able to eat alleviates at least one big worry for them and helps keep them in school.

Weekly Wrap: The week of the consumer

Sep 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Leigh Gallagher from Fortune Magazine and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about

NFL Players Union preparing for fight

Sep 17, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Liz Mullen of the SportsBusiness Journal about the rift between the NFL Players Association and the League.

Spicy chicken a decades-old trend

Sep 17, 2010
Spicy chicken is the latest trend blazing through fast food chains. Reporter Blake Farmer traces this popular dish back to mom-and-pop restaurants in Nashville

Consumer Price Index holds steady

Sep 17, 2010
The market is volatile, employment is uncertain... But the Consumer Price Index remains stable, which in more normal times, would be a good thing. But the stable CPI makes some economists concerned about inflation and deflation.

Music from the episode

Lookout Weekend Debbie Deb
Satori a Paris Marc Grau
Smoke On The Water Pat Boone