Dec 26, 2011

Marketplace for Monday, December 26, 2011

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On this day after Christmas, the retail rush gets its final push with deep discounts for shoppers. Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, talk about how they spent their Christmas. We look back at the year in Washington and its gridlock. Simon Johnson, an economist at MIT, talks about global recessions. Hackers allegedly stole a bunch of credit card data but are promising to give all the money it steals to charity. And we look at the economic divide in Silicon Valley.

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The economic divide in Silicon Valley

Dec 26, 2011
While some high-tech entrepreneurs are becoming billionaires in Silicon Valley, many of their neighbors outside of the tech community are struggling to find jobs and get by.

An “Anonymous” attack, a hacker spat

Dec 26, 2011
Hackers stole credit card info from a company in Texas to give $1 million to charity. But “Anonymous” hackers say they were framed.

2011: The year not about the U.S.

Dec 26, 2011
Looking back on this year's biggest news, the U.S. wasn't a major player -- and that's probably a good thing.

Recession: Where the local is the global

Dec 26, 2011
Economist Simon Johnson at MIT on whether all recessions will have global implications going forward.

How did you spend Christmas?

Dec 26, 2011
Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, on how they spent one of the biggest holidays of the year.

Final retail rush kicks off today

Dec 26, 2011
Ten percent to 15 percent of holiday sales occur in the week after Christmas. Discounting is deep this year.

On this day after Christmas, the retail rush gets its final push with deep discounts for shoppers. Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, talk about how they spent their Christmas. We look back at the year in Washington and its gridlock. Simon Johnson, an economist at MIT, talks about global recessions. Hackers allegedly stole a bunch of credit card data but are promising to give all the money it steals to charity. And we look at the economic divide in Silicon Valley.

Music from the episode

I Can Change LCD Soundsystem
Off Our Backs JD Samson & MEN