Jun 29, 2011

Marketplace for June 29, 2011

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Marketplace for June 29, 2011

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'It's the demand side, stupid'

Jun 29, 2011
How can the U.S. tackle its unemployment problem? Work on demand.

Stimulus help to states comes to a close

Jun 29, 2011
Federal efforts to help states shore up their budgets in the tough economy end on June 30, leaving states to close spending gaps on their own. Many programs face deep cuts to accommodate mandatory Medicaid spending.
The Medicaid logo on a folder.
Illustration: Marketplace / Source: iStockphoto/Medicaid

Bank of America settles over mortgage securities

Jun 29, 2011
Bank of America settled with investors for $8.5 billion over claims that it sold them bad loans. What does that mean for holders of 401ks?

Google launches Google+

Jun 29, 2011
The search giant takes another crack at a social network, and Facebook.

Letters: Carry-on luggage and commodity speculation

Jun 29, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: union workers and pensions, carry-on luggage and commodity speculation.

Gas prices drop despite predictions otherwise

Jun 29, 2011
Reporter Scott Tong discusses the latest on gas prices and what we can expect in the near future.

Fed places new restriction on swipe fees

Jun 29, 2011
Banks were previously able to collect $15 billion a year from swipe fees. Now, the Federal Reserve is capping that, but it doesn't necessarily mean the end of debit cards.

Music from the episode